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Kayvon Thibodeaux recruitment breakdown; prediction

Photo via Kayvon Thibodeaux's Twitter account

5-Star defensive end, Kayvon Thibodeaux, will announce his college decision today at approximately 2-2:30 p.m. CST.

He is set to make his announcement live on ESPN during the halftime of the New Mexico Bowl.

Thibodeaux first visit to Alabama as a recruit was in April. He let it be know immediately that Alabama was in the mix for his announcement.

“Alabama was crazy,” Thibodeaux said via Twitter after the visit. “I will be back in the Fall.”

He shocked many when he made a return trip to Alabama for the Champion’s Cookout, which was huge for Alabama. They got a recruit from California to visit two times in the span of three months on his own dollar.

Alabama would go on to join Oregon, USC, Florida State and Florida in Thibodeaux’s top 5 later that month. Thibodeaux shared that he would take officials to all five schools before he made his announcement.

Alabama got Thibodeaux’s second official  visit in September. This time his family joined him on the trip. Him and Saban shared a special moment during this trip, which showed Thibodeaux had some Alabama roots and that is always a plus for the Crimson Tide.

“I had a great time at Alabama,” Thibodeaux said via Twitter. “I just wanna give a special thanks to Coach Saban , he signed a picture of my great grandfather who passed away, he was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and was a big #Bama fan . That made my grandmother so happy. So thanks again #RollTide .”

Thibodeaux will go on to take the rest of his official visits and caught everyones attention when he announced he was going to push up his commitment date in October after an official visit to Oregon. The Ducks immediately looked like the favorite for his commitment and gained some major traction.

Thibodeaux’s next major announcement would be that he will make his announcement on his birthday, Dec.15. ESPN’s Tom Luginbell announce Thibodeaux will announce his commitment on ESPN on Thursday.

It is now known that Thibodeaux has made his decision. He made it late Friday night.

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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith





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