- Jamie Newberg, RecruitingNation
Four-star offensive line prospect Alex Kozan (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian ) made his fourth official visit this past weekend, to Auburn and coach Gene Chizik.
“It was great. I had a great time,” Kozan said. “I really enjoyed meeting with coaches, watching a bowl practice, and getting to know some of the other recruits and players. I had driven through Auburn this summer but was only there for a few hours so this time I learned a lot more about the school. I was looking to see how I fit in with the coaches and players. I was interested in seeing how the coaches coach. I felt pretty comfortable. They will soon hire an offensive coordinator and I am anxious to see what the offense will be like.”
It’s not often that the Tigers recruit the state of Colorado, but they already have an offensive line commitment from Shane Callahan (Parker, Colo./Chaparral). Their pursuit of Callahan led them to Kozan.
“That's how they found out about me, when they were recruiting Shane,” Kozan said. “They heard about me and started to recruit me.”
Kozan, 6-foot-4 and 295-pounds, has already made official visits to Iowa, Michigan and Ohio State.
“They were all great visits,” Kozan said. “Iowa does an outstanding job of producing OLs. So does Michigan and I like that they have moved back to more of a pro-style offense. Ohio State will be just fine with that new staff. I had visited them prior to coach (Urban) Meyer taking over. I have not talked with him yet.”
Kozan says he’s open between those four schools. He’s planning on announcing at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix. early next month. If not, he could make his fifth official visit, possibly to Oregon.
“I am hoping to announce at the all-star game,” Kozan said. “If I am not ready then I won’t.
“I am not sure if I will take that last visit. If I do I may go to Oregon. They have offered. I may not need to because I like the four schools I have seen a lot.”
Kozan is the No. 19 ranked offensive guard in the nation and the No. 6 rated recruit from the state of Colorado.