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'12 CO OG Alex Kozan (Signed to Auburn)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Valor Christian H.S. (Highlands Ranch, CO)

    Ht: 6-foot-4
    Wt: 295 lbs
    40: 5.3 secs

    Rivals rating: 4*-5.8rr; #12 OG
    Scout rating: 3*; #16 OG
    ESPN rating: 4*-79 grade; #23 OG
    247s rating: 3*-88 rating; #47 OT

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Connecticut, Duke, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon, South Carolina, Syracuse, Utah, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Colorado State, UNLV
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Valor is looking more and more like it could turn into an important pipeline for CU.

    In general, the quality of high school football is definitely trending up imo.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    CU is definitely recruiting Kozan, who looks to be making a case for himself to be mentioned with Thurston and Callahan when we discuss who the best in-state OL prospect is this cycle. He had a big performance at the US Army National Combine, winning 5 of his 7 one-on-ones against elite competition.

    Here's more from a new Rivals article:

    "I really like CU. I like what [head] coach [Jon] Embree is doing up there," Kozan said. "I also like the Big Ten schools: Wisconsin and Northwestern. I really hope to hear from Ohio State."

    Kozan plans to attend the Rams' Junior Day this Saturday. He is also planning to take an unofficial visit up to Boulder to meet with the Buffs' coaches and tour CU's facilities sometime in February.

    "The excitement level has risen at CU and I think the program is about to get back to what it was in the 1990s and the early 2000s," Kozan said. "They have had a couple down years there at CU but they are about to get back. They brought back their roots, all those coaches, which is exciting."


    Be a Buff, Alex!

    :gobuffs:
     
  4. Fight CU

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    glad he thinks it's only been a "couple of down years"......
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Really, it was the Hawkins years. It seems weird after all we've been through, but the truth is that in the last 10 years of Big 12 football CU won the North 4 times and the conference once. That's better than any other North program over that decade.
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Will be interesting to see how the OL recruiting plays out. I am wondering how many we will take; my guess is 5-6, but that is just a guess without looking too hard at the numbers.

    Regardless, we should never struggle with OL recruiting. There are quality OL churned out of CO high schools yearly.
     
  7. GoldenBuff

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    Adam just tweeted that Alex visited today and we offered him. He also has offers from ASU and KjSU.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Good to hear. We need to get the majority of our in-state recruits in the fold early. It would not surprise me if Kozan and Baylis commit sooner rather than later.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    If we can pull it off, Kozan, Thurston and Callahan would send a message that CU is closing the border. Watch out if we can start keeping the top 2 or 3 OLs home every year.
     
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    70-3. 1-11. BTN titles are laughable.

    It is a new dawn though sO the kid is right!
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Que?
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Kozan will be attending the CU Spring Game/Junior Day this Saturday.

    :thumbsup:
     
  13. Duff Man

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    His recent Iowa offer is the sign of a good prospect IMO. Ferentz is as good as any coach in the country at identifying OL talent.
     
  14. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i think he commits this weekend :thumbsup:
     
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    FAIL by CSU.
     
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    Do you guys think we have a good chance here? I wasn't overly enamored with him to begin with, but his offer list is absurd now.
     
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    I think we had a great chance, Ringo predicted him as the next to commit at one time. But I don't think our staff is showing him as much love as some of the other schools.
     
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    picked up an oregon offer.
     
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    Would really like Kozan to be a Buff, but getting 2/3 of Thurston/Callahan/O'Connor is more vital IMO.
     
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    That's what he said about ASU...:wtf:
     
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    That's how I saw it at first too, but Kozan has been racking the offers up. LSU and Oregon offers tell me he's better than I thought he was.
     
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    He has been getting more offers than I thought he would, but he is still an interior OL at the end of the day. Very good prospect, but very good offensive tackles are much tougher to find.
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say LSU is where he ends up.

    [video=youtube;7rHEsXp7DfE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rHEsXp7DfE[/video]
     
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    With us joining the Pac 12, you'll see more and more Pac 12 schools start to recruit the top hs players from the state of Colorado, especially the teams at the top like Oregon, they offer a chance at winning because they're currently a top 15 program right now in the nation and a chance for kids at colorado to come back home and play atleast a game or two.
     
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    The same can be said about Colorado recruiting more of the top prospects in the pac 12 states exept for Utah.
     
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    Might even see us get some more kids from Utah. Kids can expect to play two road games in Utah in their careers plus Boulder is much closer than most of the other PAC cities. If a kid wants to get out of Utah but still be close enough to go home on a long weekend by car or have people come out and see him play CU would be a good choice.
     
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    (cough) Jared Afalava (cough)
     
  29. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Got a good shot. He's from Hawaii, so even though he's LDS he's not as much of a lock to go to the Y or the U as most Utah prospects. No mission for him either.

    We should get this back on topic with Kozan, though. I think he likes LSU. :wink2:
     
  30. bigbang

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    Had to go through all that just to explain Opportunity cost. Atleast he puts in the work can't complain about that.
     

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