Kozan’s signing finishes off Auburn’s class at 21 players and makes him the seventh offensive lineman to sign with the Tigers in the 2012 recruiting class.
Kozan failed to attend Valor’s signing day ceremony because needed more time to pick from a group that included Auburn, Iowa and Michigan.
The addition of Kozan to the 2012 signing class gives the Tigers seven offensive linemen in the 2012 recruiting class, a third of the overall number of 21 players still out there.
Kozan, a 6-4, 295-pound offensive lineman who played tackle in high school but probably projects better as a guard at the collegiate level, is a four-star prospect from Valor Christian High in Castle Rock, Colo., the same state that already yielded fellow 2012 signee and early enrollee Shane Callahan.
- Committed: Feb. 3, 2012
- Recruited by: Jeff Grimes
- Also considered: Iowa, Michigan
- Rivals: 12 position, 5 state
- Scout: 16 position
- ESPN: 23 position, 6 state
- Quotable: “It’s been a great process. All three are great schools academically and athletically,” Kozan told ESPN.com. “I’m blessed to have the opportunities I have.”
Here’s a scouting report from ESPN.com:
What Kozan brings to the table is a high football IQ and excellent fundamentals. He is a solid pass protector and a great run blocker, primarily when pulling. Kozan’s gift, however, may be his desire to improve every practice — which could explain why he can play the guard, tackle and center positions on the offensive line effectively. This guy displays the aggressive finishing attitude we look for when evaluating offensive linemen. Kozan may need some time to adjust to the move inside however once he settles into the guard spot we see him having a long and successful career at the BCS level of play.