In an ESPN report, Kozan is quoted as saying that he signed his letter of intent for Auburn, too. After weeks of silence, it turns out that the guard will join fellow Colorado high schooler Shane Callahan down south in Auburn.
Kozan had initially given a verbal to the Iowa Hawkeyes several days before Feb. 1's National Signing Day, but then he skipped out on his school's press conference to announce his destination. He had Auburn, Iowa and the Michigan Wolverines as his final three choices. He has shunned the Big Ten for SEC country.
The last remaining top recruit from the state of Colorado has yet to sign with a school for his college football career. Reports of Kozan deciding on his destination over the weekend failed to come to fruition. Rob Howe reports that there is still no decision:
For ppl asking me, source said this morning Alex Kozan still considering #Iowa#Auburn#Michigan "Family is taking it's time" I'm told
Kozan had verbally committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes a few days before National Signing Day, but when Signing Day came he was a no show. It looked as though he was going to reconsider his choice over the weekend, by that never came to happen.
He still has Auburn, Iowa and Michigan as his potential landing spots. According to the Detroit Free Press, Kozan, a high school guard, would move to center if he commits to the Wolverines. Potentially favoring the Wolverines is that Iowa's coaching staff is undergoing changes and Auburn already has a large number of recruits this class.
Valor Christian HS offensive lineman Alex Kozan was a no-show at his school's Signing Day Ceremony on Wednesday because he was undecided about which school he wanted to go to for the next several years. He had reportedly picked the Iowa Hawkeyes over the weekend, but he chose to wait to make his commitment. But it won't be much longer for that, according to Rob Howe:
Source: '12 OL Alex Kozan hopes to have final decision in nxt 36 hrs. #Iowa#Auburn#Michigan still in play.
The four-star offensive lineman was rated as the No. 5 prospect in the state of Colorado and the No. 12 prospect at the offensive guard position. If he chose Auburn, Kozan would join fellow freshman Shane Callahan, an offensive tackle from Chaparral HS in Parker, CO, on the Tigers offensive line.
Four-star offensive lineman Alex Kozan, a guard out of Valor Christian High School, reportedly hasn't decided on which school he'll commit to, countering previous reports that Kozan was going to Iowa. According to Rob Howe of Hawkeye Insider, he's still considering offers from Iowa, Auburn and Michigan.
Kozan is rated as the No. 5 prospect from Colorado and the No. 12 prospect among all offensive lineman in the nation according to Rivals.com. It had already been reported by other sources that the 6-foot-4, 295-pound lineman was committing to Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes, but Lowe's source says that he was still uncertain of where he'd commit to as of Tuesday night.
The Colorado native is still deciding between the Hawkeyes, Wolverines and Tigers at this point. Rivals.com mentioned a comparison to New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light, so he's clearly a well-regarded young player.
The Iowa Hawkeyes picked up one of Colorado's remaining four-star offensive linemen with the verbal commitment of Valor Christian High School guard Alex Kozan on Sunday night, according to Sam Webb of multiple Detroit news outlets. Kozan had narrowed his choices down to Iowa, Michigan and Auburn. Shane Callahan of Chaparral High School in Parker, CO, had committed to Auburn earlier and is an early enrollee.
According to Rivals.com, Kozan is the No. 5 prospect from Colorado and No. 12 at his position. He had 25 offers, according to Rivals, and Colorado and Colorado State were among those schools.
Ohio State, where Windsor (CO) guard Joey O'Connor committed to, was the only other school that he visited during the recruiting process. But that was in early November before Urban Meyer took over. He eliminated the school after that.