There has been a major shakeup in Christopher Allen’s January plans.
Allen, a 4-star Alabama linebacker commit, will officially visit LSU this weekend instead of heading to Alabama, he told SEC Country.
This comes as a result of Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron spending the bulk of Thursday with the prized Baton Rouge linebacker for an in-home visit.
Allen remains squarely atop of LSU’s linebacker board as Orgeron attempts to keep the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder from Southern University Lab (La.) School in-state. He was originally scheduled to officially visit Alabama this weekend, but is now expected to do so on Jan. 20.
The Under Armour All-American told SEC Country that he had not scheduled an official visit to LSU, but was still considering it as of Dec. 27. He added that both Orgeron and LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda have remained in regular communication with him, even after he committed to the Crimson Tide after Alabama’s victory over Auburn in the Iron Bowl in November.
Getting Allen on campus represents a major win for the LSU staff at this stage in the recruiting cycle.
Allen will join a star-studded cast of official visitors at LSU this weekend, including fellow priority defensive targets such as Marvin Wilson, Phidarian Mathis, K’Lavon Chaisson, Todd Harris and Tyler Taylor. Offensive targets such as DeVonta Smith and Racey McMath will also be in Baton Rouge. So will solid commits such as Tyler Shelvin, Kary Vincent Jr., Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Aaron Moffitt, Tory Carter, Edward Ingram and Jontre Kirklin.
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