OFFICIAL: Alabama adds Kouandjio to 2011 class

Here is the official release from the University of Alabama with details on the 2011 recruiting class:

ALABAMA FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Nation’s Top Offensive Lineman Cyrus Kouandjio Picks Crimson Tide (courtesy of UA Media Relations)
The University of Alabama announced the addition of the nation’s top offensive lineman, Cyrus Kouandjio, to the Crimson Tide’s 2011 signing class Saturday evening.

Kouandjio brings UA’s 2011 recruiting class to 24 total student-athletes, including nine players who enrolled in January for classes at the Capstone and will participate in spring drills. The Tide’s signing class comes from 10 states – Alabama (7), Florida (4), Georgia (3), Ohio (2), Tennessee (2), Maryland (1), California (1), Louisiana (1), North Carolina (1) and Mississippi (1). The Crimson Tide also went outside the United States to land defensive lineman Jesse Williams from Brisbane, Australia.

Listed by position, UA added six defensive linemen, four offensive linemen, four wide receivers, three defensive backs, three linebackers, two running backs, one tight end and one quarterback. Below is a biography of the Crimson Tide’s latest addition.

Cyrus Kouandjio
OL, 6-6, 322, Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha
Cyrus Kouandjio is one of the elite prospect at any position in the 2011 signing class … the younger brother of 2010 Alabama freshman Arie … the consensus top offensive line prospect in the nation by, ESPNU,, SuperPrep and Tom Lemming … the No. 2 overall player nationally by and SuperPrep Magazine … No. 3 prospect in the ESPNU 150 and third nationally by Tom Lemming at MaxPreps … ranked Kouandjio as the No. 4 player in the country … an overpowering run blocker with excellent athleticism … tremendous overall speed and quickness for a player his size … started at left tackle in the Under Armour All-American Game … SuperPrep All-American and the No. 1 player in the MidAtlantic Region … SuperPrep MidAtlantic Offensive Player of the Year … a consensus first-team All-State selection in Maryland … held over 60 scholarship offers … chose the Crimson Tide over virtually every major college football program.

2011 Alabama Football Signing Class
January Enrollees
Ronald Carswell WR 6-0 180 Macon, Ga./Westside
Trey DePriest LB 6-2 232 Springfield, Ohio/Springfield
Quinton Dial DL 6-6 315 Pinson, Ala./East Mississippi CC/Clay-Chalkville
Aaron Douglas OL 6-7 285 Maryville, Tenn./Western Arizona CC/Tennessee/Maryville
Phillip Ely QB 6-1 186 Tampa, Fla./Plant
Demetrius Hart RB 5-9 185 Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
Wilson Love DL 6-3 275 Mountain Brook, Ala./Mountain Brook
Vinnie Sunseri LB 6-0 215 Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge
Jesse Williams DL 6-4 330 Brisbane, Australia/Western Arizona CC/Cavendish Road

February Signees
Brent Calloway RB 6-2 217 Russellville, Ala./Russellville
Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix DB 6-1 203 Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
Xzavier Dickson OLB 6-3 240 Griffin, Ga./Griffin
Malcolm Faciane TE 6-5 259 Picayune, Miss./Picayune Memorial
LaMichael Fanning DL 6-7 275 Hamilton, Ga./Harris County
Christion Jones DB 5-11 175 Adamsville, Ala./Minor
Ryan Kelly OL 6-5 281 West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West
Cyrus Kouandjio OL 6-6 322 Hyattsville, Md./Dematha
Isaac Luatua OL 6-2 299 La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada
Jeoffrey Pagan DL 6-4 272 Asheville, N.C./Asheville
D.J. Pettway DL 6-2 272 Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Catholic
Marvin Shinn WR 6-3 193 Prichard, Ala./Vigor
Bradley Sylve WR 5-11 170 Port Sulphur, La./South Palquemines
Jabriel Washington DB 5-11 165 Jackson, Tenn./Trinity Christian Academy
Danny Woodson WR 6-1 205 Mobile, Ala./LeFlore