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Brothers Kouandjio clear the path for top-ranked DeMatha
Cyrus said the latest of his 15 offers came from Rutgers, with Maryland, California, Boston College, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest already on the board.
"As soon as the season is over, I'm going to start looking around," Cyrus said.
Said McGregor: "Cyrus will have more [offers than Arie], if that is possible. He has things he doesn't even know about right now. I was trying to keep things quiet until after the season when we'll sit down and talk."
The boys' scholarship offers are a pleasant surprise for their father, Jean-Claude, who along with Georgette moved their family from Cameroon 11 years ago so that their children could receive a better education. While their middle two (of four) children have excelled on the football field, Jean-Claude does not understand the sport and has been to just one game: the Stags' 42-21 loss at Good Counsel on Oct. 2, 2008.
"What I know about is soccer; I played soccer all my life," he said. "Football here, I don't know about it. As long as they have good grades, it's fine. Don't get me wrong: I'm not against what they're doing."
Since that loss to Good Counsel, DeMatha has won 18 consecutive games. A big part of the reason has been the Stags' rushing attack. Top running back Marcus Coker (1,583 yards rushing, 20 touchdowns), who has committed to Iowa, receives much of the credit. But when he missed 2 1/2 games because of a pulled groin muscle, the Stags never missed a beat; backups Michael Meriwether and Patrick Harbeson have combined for more than 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Coker is healthy once again and should get plenty of carries Saturday, with a Kouandjio leading the way to the right or to the left. And Georgette Kouandjio plans to be there to see her sons play in a DeMatha uniform for the first time.
"I'm really excited for this," Arie Kouandjio said. "It's my senior year. Everybody has been working toward an undefeated season, and we have it so far. Now, we're trying to cap it off."