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4-Star Safety Prospect Bryan Allen Jr. Commits to LSU over Florida, Arkansas

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIApril 9, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 20:  A color changing LSU Tigers helmet honoring LSUÕs 1918 team that didnÕt play football that season, and instead went to fight in World War I is seen during a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Four-star safety Bryan Allen Jr. announced his commitment to LSU on Thursday morning:

Bryan Allen jr @BJThaKid04

I decided to commit to Louisiana State University 💜🐯 !! LSU #GeauxTigers https://t.co/BqZ4Idbiy1

Allen teased his decision on Wednesday:

Bryan Allen jr @BJThaKid04

🧬x🤘🏾 https://t.co/ichvvJqVu6

Bryan Allen jr @BJThaKid04

🐅×🐊 https://t.co/fxpAwgITPQ

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:

Tyrann Mathieu @Mathieu_Era

This legendary where we from... ICONIC DUO https://t.co/4yjOXeKbY1

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.

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