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Jonathan Allen: Highlights, Scouting Report for 5-Star Recruit

Full RideB/R VideoJanuary 12, 2017

5-star recruit Jonathan Allen is one of the most intriguing prospects of the 2013 class.

The standout defensive end from Stone Bridge High School (Ashburn, Va.) is also one of the top recruits in the nation, according to 247Sports.

Allen already possesses an NFL-type body at 6'3", 260 pounds but has the explosiveness to get off the ball in a hurry and become a pass-rushing force.

What makes Allen special is his versatility due to such a unique speed-size combination. He can shift to linebacker in the 3-4 scheme, but even as a bookend on the edge, Allen has proven to be stout against the run, chasing running backs down to the sidelines when plays bounce to the outside.

As a sophomore at Stone Bridge, Allen registered 20 sacks and eight forced fumbles.

While his production hasn't been as eye-popping since, his physical measurements have become increasingly so. Allen also has had to overcome double-teams on a consistent basis and still has so much room to improve from a technique standpoint.

With 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash, it is clear that Allen is a rare athletic specimen. 

With great coaching, the sky is the limit for Allen, but all signs point to him being a future first-round selection when he decides to leave college for the pros.


Full Ride is Bleacher Report's weekly college football recruiting show that pulls back the curtain to give you the hottest news, analysis, interviews and highlights. Follow Full Ride on Twitter.

Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting star ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite system.

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