by
37 Comments
Multiple sources are reporting that four-star Crimson Tide linebacker commit Chris Allen will visit LSU this weekend instead Alabama.

Allen has been committed to Alabama since late November but the LSU coaching has been working hard to the flip the Baton Rouge native to stay home and play for the Tigers.

The 6-3, 235-pound prospect from Southern University Lab is rated the No. 6 outside linebacker in the country and No. 4 overall player from the state of Louisiana for the class of 2017, according to 247Sports.

LSU currently only has one linebacker commit for the class of 2017 in four-star prospect Patrick Queen from Livonia, LA. Getting Allen on campus this weekend

Loading Twitter Embed....
Loading Twitter Embed....

For more info on Allen, visit his profile page on our Recruiting Tracker.
37 Comments
user avatar
BayouTiga88 months
Visit update anyone?
user avatar
Blind Zebras88 months
I'm certain Saban experiences human joy. He just doesn't show it, like his mentor in New England
user avatar
blueboy88 months
Ask Marcus Spears what it's like for a Southern Lab kid to stay home and play for the Tigers. I still remember watching him return his interception for a TD in the Dome, and I will never forget the billboard he rented on I-10 just to thank the fans for supporting him. Go to Bama and you can play for a vindictive dickhead who is incapable of experiencing human joy, or stay in BR and play for a man who's been where you are and is loved by his players.
user avatar
IvanCCCP88 months
5 players leaving early, RBs and QBs transferring, commits switching commitments. Won't be long now before Dabo gets hired. tDecline is real.
user avatar
Rakim88 months
Come home Chris... Be a legend here in Baton Rouge.
user avatar
blakus1488 months
Stay home, take PRIDE in YOUR city And the flagship university of the state, and feast on rivals In tiger stadium...
user avatar
CL810089 months
so mr allen wants to sit on the bench for a yr and go to bama and not play for a yr and just take classes ? doesnt make sense well good to see he at least taking a visit to lsu cause he can play immediately
user avatar
Tigers4Lyfe88 months
I'm sure the want to win championships may have something do with it as well.
user avatar
Vastmind89 months
You don't want to live in the land of red clay and pine trees. I know this from experience. Take pride in your unique state.
user avatar
Spankum89 months
Saban used to not allow committees to visit other schools...wonder if he has softened on that stance?
user avatar
IvanCCCP88 months
He has no choice. He knows the time is near.
user avatar
Lexman189 months
As much as anything, Saban's secret to his success imo is superior linebackers. Unfortunately, the majority of these come from North Louisiana. If we can flip Allen and start chipping away at these recruits, we should be able to level the playing field. Dave Aranda and Coach O realize this I'm sure and as most of you have stated: Early playing time at LSU should be an easy sell.
user avatar
OU81289 months
As much as anything, Saban's secret to his success imo is superior linebackers. Unfortunately, the majority of these come from North Louisiana. Please list them...
user avatar
YellaPurp89 months
Smh didn't Moses do the same..........
user avatar
Mouche33789 months
He did. I was thinking the same thing. Hoping this isn't a repeat of that fiasco.
user avatar
Magazine St89 months
I read he moved the Alabama visit to the following weekend. Is it true or did he completely cancel the Alabama visit altogether?
user avatar
GumplandTiger89 months
Moved Bama to Jan 20, per Rivals.
user avatar
IvanCCCP88 months
He has not rescheduled a visit to Bama so at this point it's a cancellation
user avatar
Mouche33789 months
I hope he has come to the realization that the only reason Bama wants him is to LSU weaker. He won't play in Bama. Saban just wants to stash him away on the dept chart, away from LSU. And then when he decides to transfer, he won't be allowed to go to LSU because we are a rival school. Make the smart choice son. Go where you can play right away in a place where you're already admired.
user avatar
FournetteForEver789 months
Saban is doing this to every sec team. A strategy that could eventually hurt the Sec.
user avatar
LaBR489 months
It's time to start staying home again...Marcus Spears, tell em what's it like to stay home and win Title
user avatar
eugene1928LSU89 months
Come on young man, LSU is where it's happening. You can see if you are ready to play as a freshman, YOU will get that chance just ask D White. Come on Tiger, as a native Louisianian you know the passion this state has for the Tigers, make us all proud.
user avatar
Space Cowboy89 months
Man if we can get Chris Allen, along with Willie Gay and Jacob Phillips, that would be the icing on our recruiting class.
user avatar
Jimbeaux2889 months
When LSU be the school that everyone talks about having to redshirt and then having wait 3-4 years to wait to play because of all the All-Americans we have? Make this happen Chris!
user avatar
themunch89 months
Be a Tiger.
user avatar
bayoucook89 months
Bama stocked at LB position, he would redshirt and wont possibly see the field for 3 years. Come to LSU and see the field next season. Should be a no-brainier, but Saban talks!
user avatar
IvanCCCP88 months
He will learn more from Aranda than Pruitt or whomever they have there
user avatar
FournetteForEver789 months
Makes sense to come to LSU for him. Better chance of starting, Dominant defense with best DC in the country, and a chance to compete for titles
user avatar
I cant believe he's even taking this long to consider it. Wait 3-4 years to play at bama, and compete with all -americans to see the field, or start for 3+ years on a defense that's just as good as Bama's.
user avatar
BILLFISHER2289 months
At home too!!!!
user avatar
WarhawkRebel88 months
Money and a new vehicle talks!!! Makes momma happy too!
user avatar
IvanCCCP88 months
1-2 more years with Aranda and LSU's D will be better than Bama's
Popular Stories
logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram