2017 LB Chris Allen

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  1. tzanghi

    tzanghi Veteran Member

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    Baton Rouge native and current Alabama commit. 4* from Southern University Lab; 6'4" 235 lbs.

    There's been some talk that Marcus Randall is steering players to Alabama. Here he is in an article that seems pretty LSU-favorable: https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/christopher-allen-lsu-flip-alabama

    This was already reported in another thread, but I figured he deserves his own. Looks like we may still be in the running, although, I'm not counting on anything.
     
  2. ROY_LA_CA

    ROY_LA_CA Founding Member

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    So glad you started this thread. I was getting sick of seeing the Rice thread keep coming up.
     
  3. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    So let's say just for argument sake we flip him. Do we still get Will Gay? What about the other kid Gay was talking about bringing with him, another LB

    @bhelmLSU
     
  4. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    Still in limbo...get one on board and deal with the rest later. Allen has a spot no matter what if he wants it.
     
  5. mctiger

    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    I would think there's room for two top LBs right now. The current LB roster going into next season: Devin White, Devin Voorhies, Ray Thornton, Michael Divinity, Donnie Alexander, Layton Garrett, Jonathan Rucker, Ben Nola, M.J. Patterson, Hunter Burns. Other than White and Divinity, not a stellar group (Thornton is a 4-star, so there's hope).
     
  6. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    LSU has to get this kid. You just can't let Diva Moses and Chris Allen get away.
     
  7. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Yep, tell them to open up the checkbook 1st, then say all that stuff you said about blondie being ALL SEC and stuff
     
  8. tzanghi

    tzanghi Veteran Member

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    This makes me wonder why no one wants to come in and play right away. Also, I don't understand the notion that Alabama develops LBs better than LSU. I haven't checked the numbers, but I thought LSU had more starting LBs in the NFL than Alabama.

    Since I was writing the post, I figured I'd check. LSU has 7 LBs in the NFL, including Kiki Mingo. By my gauge, 5 of these are starters: Kelvin Sheppard, Perry Riley, Deion Jones, Kevin Minter, and Kwon Alexander. By comparison, Alabama has 6 LBs in the NFL. By my educated guess, 5 of them are starters: CJ Mosley, Reggie Ragland (not positive on this one), Donta Hightower, Mark Barron (safety in college), and Rolando McClain(shoutout to @LaSalleAve) ; I don't think Courtney Upshaw is a starter. This puts us at least even with them, being that none of LSUs LBs were developed by Saban and that Barron was technically developed as a safety.
     
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  9. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    McClain and Upshaw both play, however Upshaw is now a DE. Don't know if Upshaw starts. McClain does for Dallas.
     
  10. rockwallfan

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    McClain is out of the league. Couldn't control his love for the stuff.
     

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