Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Arie Kouandjio

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
AlabamaCOMMITTED (02/02/2010)Offered01/15/2010Sal Sunseri
CaliforniaNoneOffered12/11/2009Steve Marshall
Miami (FL)NoneOffered01/22/2010Aubrey Hill
New MexicoNoneOffered12/04/2009
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
Wake ForestNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Arie Kouandjio

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 09/21/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Foot QuicknessDivision I Player
On the Hoof: This is one big, barrel-chested lineman with long arms and hands the size of peach baskets. He has a wide base, yet his legs are slim and athletic. Kouandjio is physically similar to Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn.
Needs Improvement: Continue to work on lateral movement and make sure not to become too top heavy or he will only be able to play offensive guard at the next level.
Most Impressive: One of the nicest kids off the field, but he is one mean, physical competitor on the field that will bury a defensive lineman in the dirt. Should really excel as a top-flight, run-blocking machine.
Conclusion: Is big enough and strong enough to compete for playing time as a true freshman. He should become an excellent right offensive tackle at the next level with the versatility to play offensive guard. He definitely has long-term potential beyond college.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

NSD: Look back, look ahead02/03/2011 Football Recruiting

National Signing Day 2011 is in the books, but a few questions linger. There's Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio, a five-star offensive tackle who committed to Auburn during a ceremony Wednesday, but never sent his letter-of-intent. And, of course, there's Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 prospect who has not decided. Here's a look back and look ahead at all the NSD headliners.

Roundtable: Biggest visits of weekend01/30/ Football Recruiting
Ask Mike: Can Golden get top talent?12/24/ Football Recruiting
Mid-Atlantic Whispers: Final races remain12/01/ Football Recruiting
Mid-Atlantic Whispers: Plenty of QBs available10/28/ Football Recruiting
Look Ahead: Huge game in Maryland10/07/ Football Recruiting
Notebook: Few freshmen to make immediate impact08/30/
Notebook: Scout teams first sign of player roles08/28/
Offense good, defense not during first scrimmage08/14/
Signee update: Arie Kouandjio05/13/
Top recruiters by conference02/08/ Football Recruiting
Class of 2010: Top 25 recruiters02/08/ Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the SEC02/04/ Football Recruiting
Stags celebrate Signing Day with 13 signees02/04/
Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/ Football Recruiting
Consistent Saban lands another top class02/03/
Arie rolls with the Tide02/02/
Arie down to three02/01/
Pac-10 Blitz: USC's weekend a success?02/01/ Football Recruiting
Pac-10 Blitz: Chasing the Trojans01/29/ Football Recruiting
SEC Blitz: Plenty of drama left01/28/ Football Recruiting
Whispers: Who has the edge for top prospects?01/27/ Football Recruiting
ACC Blitz: Big switch down the stretch?01/25/ Football Recruiting
Four-star offensive lineman going back to Cali01/22/
Arie gives Tide official glowing review01/17/
Cal a Major Topic of Conversation With Kouandjio01/11/
Four Maryland stars revel in Army Bowl experience01/11/
Army Bowl starting lineups released01/07/ Football Recruiting
All-star analysis: Wednesday breakdown01/06/ Football Recruiting
Army All-American All-Lobby Team01/03/ Football Recruiting
Seven still in play for Kouandjio01/03/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Crab Bowl practice recap12/18/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl Wednesday Hot 1112/17/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Forbes excited about future12/16/ Football Recruiting
Furman plays new role at Crab Bowl12/15/ Football Recruiting
Kouandjio takes first two visits, sets remaining trips12/15/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Who has the edge?12/15/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and D.C. area talent12/14/ Football Recruiting
OL gets in-home presentation from Cane coach12/01/
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and DC area talent11/13/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Kouandijo opens holes in big win10/12/ Football Recruiting
From the Road: Offense for Cadogan?10/12/ Football Recruiting
Four-star OT chats with Saban10/04/
4-Star OT to visit UA09/22/
Kouandjio talks visits09/11/
Bolden a big mover in updated Rivals25009/02/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Kouandijo down to eight schools08/20/ Football Recruiting
Four-star OT taking his time08/19/
Kouandjio down to eight08/16/ Football Recruiting
Kouandjio looking to narrow the field08/15/
Kouandjio talks FSU visit, recruiting08/06/
Best of Top Gun Camp: Offense08/05/ Football Recruiting
Visual breakdown of Top Gun talent08/04/ Football Recruiting
Top Gun Camp: More Day 2 standouts08/03/ Football Recruiting
N.C., Conn. prospects take hardware at Top Gun08/01/ Football Recruiting
Defensive line shines in Top Gun Camp07/30/ Football Recruiting
Big names arrive at FBU Top Gun07/29/ Football Recruiting
Tide a standout for four-star OT07/26/
Blue chippers enjoy visit07/24/
Kouandjio has timetable07/07/
Kouandjio taking it all in06/29/
Kouandjio taking it slow06/25/
Kouandjio working hard06/15/
Kouandjio may visit Duke06/06/2009Devils Illustrated
Kouandjio has Ohio ties06/03/
Irish come calling for Kouandjio05/29/ Football Recruiting
Irish jump to offer Kouandjio05/28/
Kouandjio adds another big offer05/27/ Football Recruiting
Canes visit OL's school05/21/
Wake in good shape with Kouandjio05/20/
Whispers: Sorting out the top quarterbacks05/20/ Football Recruiting
Future Lions represent in State College05/03/ Football Recruiting
Maryland tackle attracted to Carolina04/30/
Tide after Maryland OL04/28/
DeMatha lineman picks up three more04/24/
Kouandjio lands offer after cross-country visit04/20/ Football Recruiting
DI Spotlight: DeMatha offensive targets04/07/
Kouandjio talks Penn State offer03/27/
Lineman has Eagles on long list03/25/
OT Kouandjio adds a big offer03/19/ Football Recruiting Five-Star Showdown Hot 1103/17/ Football Recruiting
Prospects make news at Five-Star Showdown03/16/ Football Recruiting
Rutgers offers DeMatha OL03/16/
Video: Arie Kouandjio paves the way03/16/
Top talent to come out for Md. event03/09/ Football Recruiting
DeMatha tackle gets an offer from Pitt03/04/
MD tackle adds two more offers03/02/ Football Recruiting
First offer comes for MD tackle02/25/ Football Recruiting