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2011 National Signing Day: DeMatha Grad Cyrus Kouandjio Chooses Alabama Over Auburn

When making a big decision, its always best to take your time and consider all your options. Cyrus Kouandjio, a highly recruited offensive lineman who played high school football locally at DeMatha, took a few days longer than most other players in the country to make his decision. And after he'd initially committed that he was heading to Auburn, Kouandjio has now reportedly signed with their conference rival Alabama. According to James Wagner of the Washington Post, Kouandjio's father indicated that his son had signed and faxed his letter of intent to Alabama.

New Mexico and Iowa were also on the list of schools being considered by Kouandjio, but in the end, family pressure may have pushed him to join the Crimson Tide. Kouandjio's brother, Arie, is already at Alabama, joining the team as a redshirt freshman last season.

Kouandjio is considered one of the top offensive line recruits in the country, and if his Facebook page is any indication, he's very excited about his decision.

"Thanks for all the love and support from the state of Alabama," Kouandjio wrote on his Facebook wall. "love all the new relationships i have made throughout this process. . but at the end of the day. . ima keep the fam together and i must say. . . . ROOLLLLL TTIIIDDDEEE!!!"