Offensive tackle prospect Cyrus Kouandjio may have said he was committing to Auburn today live on ESPNU, but nothing on National Signing Day is official and binding until a signed letter of intent finds its way to a fax machine at a school. As of 2:30 p.m. EST on National Signing Day, that letter has not found its way to Auburn, and Cyrus Kouandjio may not be signing with anyone today. For the rookies out there, welcome to National Signing Day! Expect delays at best, and chaos at worst.
Continued chaos—described on air by ESPN’s Pat Forde as “a situation”—surrounds Louisville running back commit DaMarcus Smith, who may have reversed field today and signed with UCF. This would not stop Louisville from having their best recruiting class in years in Charlie Strong’s second year, but it would be a loss and a serious coup for George O’Leary’s Conference-USA champs.
Finally, in the “SEC-As-Separate-Universe” category of sporting news, someone in the Alabama media community attempted to sway a recruit toward committing to the Tide. Cameron Clear would only mention that it was a website, and would not mention which one specifically approached him.