Athlete * Greensboro, NC
6'3" * 195 lbs * Forty: 4.56
It has been a great day already with the 24-15 win over LSU, but things are just getting better and better tonight, as the news has broken that Keenan Allen has committed to Alabama. He is currently in Tuscaloosa on a visit for the LSU game.
Allen is a 6'3 and 195 pound athlete out of Greensboro, North Carolina, and he comes very highly-touted. He had offers from virtually every school in the country, and he is almost unanimously considered a five-star prospect. Scout.com has him as a five-star prospect and the #4 safety prospect in the country. Rivals, on the other hand, also has him as a five-star prospect, and the #1 safety prospect in the country. And in fact, Rivals actually rates Allen as the #9 overall prospect in the country.
Starring at Northern Guilford High, Allen effectively does it all. He's a star on the offensive side of the ball as both a runner and a receiver, and he's also a star on the defensive side of the football. He could play either side of the ball at the next level, but Alabama has been recruiting him as a wide receiver, and that is where he is expected to start his career at the Capstone.
Allen becomes the 20th commitment of 2010 recruiting class.
Editors Note: Hat tip to 'Bamagrad