The parade of large offensive linemen continued at USC Friday with a visit from Alex Kozan (6-4 295) of Castle Rock, CO. Kozan made USC one of his stops on a swing thru the Southwest and South. He’s also been to Oklahoma State, Arkansas, LSU and Auburn. He will be at North Carolina Saturday and will visit Vanderbilt on the way back home.
Kozan met with USC offensive line coach Shawn Elliott Friday morning and the visit went on from there. “It went good,” he said. “I got a tour. They have got great facilities. I saw what the program is about. I went thru the academic support and learned more about their business program. And I saw the (baseball) parade. That was cool.”
Kozan has 21 offers at this point. Some of the others are Colorado, Colorado State, Arizona, Arizona State, Kansas, Kansas State, Duke and Wake Forest. Of the schools he’s visiting, all have offered except for Auburn.
“I’m trying to a better feel for the schools in the South,” he said. “I’ll have a top five to seven around the first week in August then take a couple of official visits. I’ll have a decision by mid-October.”
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Kozan said Elliott is very interested in him because he fits a specific need for the Gamecocks. “He told me they are looking to sign five offensive linemen in this class,” Kozan said noting the Gamecocks have three linemen committed, two tackles and a guard. "They are looking to sign two more guards. He thinks I would be a good fit.”
Kozan did not name a favorite.