One Of Nation’s Best Visits Blacksburg

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DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio couldn’t name all the schools he has visited this summer, but we know which school the 5-star prospect visited most recently. The 6-7, 275-pound rising senior was in Blacksburg this past Friday and Saturday, giving Virginia Tech a close look.

“They showed me around the campus. I toured the campus and hung out with the players,” Kouandjio recalled. “I liked the people down there. The campus is big. Virginia Tech has a good Architecture program, which is what I’m interested in.”

Kouandjio was familiar with at least two current Hokies prior to the visit.

“I knew two guys, Courtney [Prince] and Ricardo Young,” Kouandjio said. “Those are my guys. I had a lot of fun down there.”

The weekend seems to have been a success for Virginia Tech, which is one of over 30 FBS programs vying for the DeMatha star’s signature next February.

“I’d say that [Virginia Tech] went up after the visit,” said Kouandjio, who has been offered by Alabama, Florida, Penn State, USC and Virginia Tech, among many, many others.

Cyrus’ older brother, Arie, was highly recruited in the 2010 class. Arie ended up signing with Alabama, the school Cyrus plans to visit this coming weekend. Cyrus is also considering a visit to Florida before the start of DeMatha’s preseason practice, though at this point that visit is not certain.

“I’m going to Alabama to see what my brother is doing down there,” Kouandjio said. “I want to check up on him and check up on the coaching staff there. After that, I’m not sure what I’m going to do.”

Kouandjio will not be making a commitment any time soon. Just like Arie, Cyrus plans on waiting until Signing Day before announcing his college choice. He does, however, hope to narrow his long list of suitors down to a more manageable number soon.

“I want to bring it down to 15 before the season, so I don’t get a lot of headaches about this,” said Kouandjio, who claims no favorites at this point.

Cyrus’ senior year will be his third at DeMatha. He began his high school career at High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland, before moving on to the WCAC