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Kozan mulling options before signing

2/1/2012

With all of the signings that took place at all of the universities in the country, Iowa was missing one national letter of intent in particular.

Four-star offensive lineman Alex Kozan (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian) committed to Iowa late Sunday night, but he did not submit his LOI to the Hawkeyes on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound lineman used all of Wednesday to mull over his options and determine if Iowa truly was the right choice.

Valor Christian had its signing ceremony Wednesday, but Kozan was not a participant. In a text message, Kozan answered negatively when asked if he had signed, then answered affirmatively when asked if he was considering his options. Before committing to Iowa on Sunday, Kozan also considered Michigan and Auburn.

When asked if he were planning on holding off making a decision until Monday, Kozan responded, “Don’t know. Trying to decide ASAP. Want [it] to be done.”

Whichever school gets Kozan will get a player who can play any spot on the offensive line. Classified as an offensive guard, Kozan is ranked the No. 6 player in the state of Colorado and the No. 23 player in the country among guards. He had a total of 25 offers – including Ohio State, Oregon, Arkansas and Oklahoma State – before narrowing his list.