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February 27, 2012

Signee profile: OL Alex Kozan

Alex Kozan, an offensive lineman who verbally committed to Iowa two days before Feb. 1 before having second thoughts on national signing day, has announced that he will sign with Auburn.

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.

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    • 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.

8 Comments

  1. awesome post! Keep up the informative work!

    Comment by Mission Homes for Sale — February 28, 2012 @ 12:18 am

  2. Yaay. So where did we finish in the recruiting rankings.?

    Comment by easyedwin — February 28, 2012 @ 7:55 am

  3. Are we in the top ten?

    Comment by easyedwin — February 28, 2012 @ 8:08 am

  4. AU is 10th on Rivals, 7th on Scout, 17th on ESPN (not sure if they have updated since Kozan signed).

    Comment by AU_2004_NC — February 28, 2012 @ 11:41 am

  5. BTW this is the best AU blog along with Track em’ Tigers on the web.

    Comment by AU_2004_NC — February 28, 2012 @ 11:42 am

  6. Is their any good information on Corey Grant out there? I know he won best scout team performer of the year in 2011, but why did he win that? What made him special?

    Comment by War_Eagle_2010 — February 28, 2012 @ 11:45 am

  7. Thanks for the kind words, AU_2004_NC. You made me blush a little. And War_Eagle_2010, from what we’ve heard on Grant, he was a workout warrior in the weight room throughout the season, and it carried over to the practice field. Extreme effort, I believe.

    Comment by JErickson — February 28, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

  8. [...] Alex Kozan, Valor Christian High, Castle Rock, Colo., 6-4, 295 [...]

    Pingback by FROM WAR EAGLE EXTRA: J. ERICKSON | Football friends forum . — February 29, 2012 @ 11:57 am

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