Top lineman chooses Alabama this time - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Top lineman chooses Alabama this time

source: recruiting.scout.com source: recruiting.scout.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Top offensive line prospect Cyrus Kouandjio has opted to play for Alabama instead of Crimson Tide rival Auburn.

Alabama received a faxed letter of intent from Kouandjio on Saturday.

Kouandjio of DeMatha High School in Maryland is regarded as the nation's No. 1 offensive tackle and one of the top five prospects overall. He committed to Auburn on national TV Wednesday but never sent the binding letter of intent.

Kouandjio had posted on his Facebook page earlier that he would play with his older brother Arie, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman, at Alabama followed by "ROOLLLLL TTIIIDDDEEE!!!"

The Facebook post drew hundreds of comments in the first hour. Alabama's recruiting class was already rated No. 1 nationally by Rivals.com.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • Lions dominate Corpus Christi in Week two win

    Lions dominate Corpus Christi in Week two win

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:42:32 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    One week after a tough loss to the Jacksonville Sharks, the Columbus Lions got back on track with a runaway victory over the Corpus Christi Rage, 85-18.   Columbus’s offense fired

    More >>

    One week after a tough loss to the Jacksonville Sharks, the Columbus Lions got back on track with a runaway victory over the Corpus Christi Rage, 85-18. 

    More >>
  • Columbus Cottonmouths down Roanoke in overtime

    Columbus Cottonmouths down Roanoke in overtime

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:27:47 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Just one playoff spot remains in the SPHL, and the Columbus Cottonmouths took one more step toward clinching it. 

    More >>

    Just one playoff spot remains in the SPHL, and the Columbus Cottonmouths took one more step toward clinching it. 

    More >>
  • Columbus State takes down #4 Armstrong State tennis team

    Columbus State takes down #4 Armstrong State tennis team

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:21:01 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Columbus State’s men’s and women’s tennis teams pulled off a huge victory on the courts Saturday, dropping the #4 ranked Armstrong State Pirates 6-3.   The 9th-ranked

    More >>

    Columbus State’s men’s and women’s tennis teams pulled off a huge victory on the courts Saturday, dropping the #4 ranked Armstrong State Pirates 6-3. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly