Four-star safety Bryan Allen Jr. announced his commitment to LSU on Thursday morning:
Allen teased his decision on Wednesday:
The 6'0", 183-pound prospect is in the class of 2022 and attends Aledo High School (Texas). He is ranked by 247Sports as the second-best 2022 safety prospect, fifth-best prospect in Texas and 52nd-best nationally.
Allen had received 17 offers and chose LSU over the likes of Arkansas, Baylor, Florida and Oklahoma.
Allen visited LSU last summer and talked about the trip with 247Sports' Billy Embody:
"It was great, had a good visit. Checked out the new locker room, just hung out with some of the staff. I could definitely play for him and that's before they won the Natty. It was pretty cool to watch those guys ball all year. They earned it. [Safeties coach Bill Busch is] straight forward. I love the way they use the safeties. I could really ball out in that system."
The Tigers went undefeated in 2019 and won the College Football Playoff National Championship Game over Clemson in January. LSU safety Grant Delpit, who won last season's Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best collegiate defense back, is projected by Bleacher Report's Matt Miller to go in the second round of this month's NFL draft.
Whether Allen will get to wear the coveted No. 7 worn by the likes of Delpit and great LSU DBs past remains to be seen:
Allen is one of four hard commits in LSU's 2022 class alongside 4-star safety Bryce Anderson, 4-star cornerback Khamauri Rogers and 3-star wide receiver Decoldest Crawford.