Kouandjio signs with Alabama

Jason Galloway

Cyrus Kouandjio, rated the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country, said in a Facebook status that he will keep the family together and attend the University of Alabama next season. Kouandjio has sent his letter of intent to Alabama.

“Thanks for all the love and support from the state of Alabama,” Kouandjio said in his Facebook status. “I 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…. ROLLLLL TTIIIDDDEEE!!!”

This decision comes after Kouandjio said he would sign with Auburn live on ESPNU on National Signing Day. He did not sign his letter of intent, however, and reconsidered after announcing his decision.

Kouandjio’s brother, Arie, is a freshman at Alabama this year and redshirted his initial season for the Crimson Tide. Kouandjio’s father told ESPN on signing day that the decision could come down to a family vote, but results of such a vote were never revealed.

Alabama has the No. 1 recruiting class on Rivals.com and is No. 2 according to ESPN.