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Auburn to be victimized by Seantrel v2.0?


Last year at this time, Seantrel Henderson announced on national television that he would be attending USC.  Almost immediately, the offensive lineman started having second thoughts and did not sign his Letter of Intent, setting off a circus that ultimately ended with the lineman — after signing his USC LOItransferring to Miami.

Fast-forward a year, and highly-rated offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio announced on national television that he had chosen Auburn over Alabama.  And, based on the setup, you know where this is headed, right?

According to multiple reports, Kouandjio is having second thoughts and has yet to sign his Letter of Intent and fax it to Auburn.  Reportedly, Kouandjio will not sign his LOI today as he confers with his family and high school coaches over the apparently conflicted feelings he’s having with his decision.

And, until he faxes that LOI to someone, no one at either school can comment publicly on the situation.

It was believed that the fact that his brother currently plays for Alabama gave the Tide the inside track, but there’s also a school of thought that he may very well be considering New Mexico and that is the reason for his hesitation.

This could be the second time Alabama benefits from a 2011 flip at Auburn’s expense; linebacker Brent Calloway flipped his recent commitment from the Tigers to an LOI for the Tide.  That, of course, came after Calloway had flipped a long-standing verbal from the latter to the former.

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5 Responses to “Auburn to be victimized by Seantrel v2.0?”
  1. stevens says: Feb 2, 2011 3:16 PM

    Auburn is no victim.

  2. lucky5927 says: Feb 2, 2011 3:58 PM

    In this case, they are. Not sure why a recruit would make a televised announcement and turn around and change his mind. Someone needs to instill in these kids today to make a sound decision AND stick to it! No doubt, someone came in to disrupt the situation with some promises of some sorts.

  3. rhmfb says: Feb 2, 2011 4:39 PM

    Love how nobody is putting Iowa into the list of schools he could be thinking of going to. He visited Iowa and said “it felt like home”. Add in the fact that three memebers from his high school team are memebers of the Hawkeyes. Why the hell would he waste his talent at NM instead of coming to a school where NFL linemen are produced. Bulaga for the Packers is just the latest 1st rounder out of Iowa. Iowa would welcome you with open arms CyKo! Once a Hawk always a Hawk!

  4. Deb says: Feb 2, 2011 7:46 PM

    @lucky5927 …

    I agree that kids should be taught to keep their word … but are you kidding with that “make up their mind and stick to it” stuff? These are teenage boys. The way their hormones are dancing around, I’m impressed that they can remember their playbooks. And they’ve got college recruiters on them constantly. Did you see the 30 for 30 documentary on the recruiting of Marcus Dupree in the 80s? He had recruiters from three different schools move to his rinky dink town and live there for months so they could outdo each other’s offers in person every day.

    Plus these kids have family and friends calling them all the time. Sweetie Pie wants him to go to school where she’s accepted. Mama wants him close to home or with the coach who promised he’d be in bed each night by 10. Daddy wants him with the coach that can get him into the NFL. Grandma says she’s too old to fly across the country. Best Pal says this other school is in line to win the championship but they’ve got too many backs and you’ll never start there.

    If a kid’s any good, he’s under tremendous pressure. Give him a break.

  5. Phil Sharp says: Feb 2, 2011 9:27 PM

    The fact that Cyrus Kouandjio hasn’t signed a letter of intent yet teaches us a valuable life lesson that is right up there with “whoever smelt it, dealt it.” I realize it’s a bit silly, but if you want to read about the life lesson then check out for a laugh.

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