In a Sunday chock full of news surrounding the LSU football team, another expected transfer was announced.
Offensive tackle Willie Allen announced his intent to transfer out of LSU, which head coach Ed Orgeron hinted at last week when he stated that he anticipated a handful of players would be taking that route this offseason.
Allen, a former 4-star recruit and Under Armour All-American offensive lineman from John Curts (La.) Christian School in River Ridge, did not see the field as a freshman. The 6-foot-8, 300-pound tackle was hurt leading up to his freshman season and used a medical redshirt in 2016.
Allen committed to LSU in January of 2016, and at the time, named TCU as his No. 2 school. Auburn and UGA were his other finalists.
Allen is the second LSU player to announce his intent to transfer out of the program this offseason. He joins fellow Class of 2016 blue-chip prospect Saivion Smith, who made his plans public last Wednesday.
Consider TCU a likely landing spot, though no plans are set in stone at this juncture in Allen’s decision-making process.
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— Willie Allen (@WillieA35498392) June 5, 2017