Signing Day 2011: Who will be the top recruiting winners?

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Alabama gets split signing day decisions

By JOHN ZENOR
AP Sports Writer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama won at least two big recruiting battles on national signing day, and lost a couple.

The Crimson Tide landed North Carolina defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan Wednesday, while Russellville running back Brent Calloway chose Alabama over Auburn.

The Tide apparently lost out on two big targets. Offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio (Kwan'-jo) of Hyattsville, Md., said he would sign with Auburn while Columbus, Ga., running back Isaiah Crowell opted for Georgia.

Kouandjio hadn't signed by Wednesday afternoon. The Tide's projected top 10 class featured Orlando high school teammates, safety Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix and running back Demetrius Hart.

Rivals.com rates Clinton-Dix as the top safety and No. 7 overall prospect and declares Hart the nation's top all-purpose back. Hart is among nine signees already enrolled.

Both Alabama and Auburn are in the mix to land Top 5

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has apparently become a destination state for blue chip recruits.

Both Alabama and Auburn are in the mix to land Top 5 recruiting classes for the second straight year, and the Crimson Tide could bring in the No. 1-rated haul on Wednesday. That's national signing day for prospects across the country. 

They've divvied up the national championships and Heisman Trophy winners for the past two seasons. Both signed classes ranked in the top 5 last season by most recruiting services.

Both have top targets who could juice their classes even higher in the rankings on signing day. Auburn and Alabama are among the finalists for the nation's top-rated offensive lineman, Cyrus Kouandjio, out of Maryland.

Both programs must restock after losing a combined five underclassmen to the NFL draft.

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