The Georgia Bulldogs picked up their twelfth verbal commit, on Monday night when four-star linebacker CJ Allen picked the UGA over Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, and others. Allen, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker from Lamar County is ranked as the No. 60 overall player in the country on 247Sports.
He talked with Dawgs247 earlier on Monday and he was ready to get it over with coming off an official to Tennessee this past weekend.
“I wanted to be a man of my word, I promised Tennessee, Auburn too, that I would take those officials and I did, I just know where my heart is and where it has been that is with Georgia,” Allen said.
There was something different about Athens for the in-state prospect when thinking about Georgia.
“From the start, that home feeling was there, Coach (Glenn) Schumann, and that family feeling, when I was up there it felt like I knew those guys forever,” he said.
Glenn Schumann makes it clear during his recruiting process to players and Allen respected that he told Dawgs247.
“His pitch is, he does not recruit anyone to sit on the bench, how you come in and prepare that is on you, that will determine your playing time,” he said.
The 2021 Region 3-AA Player of the year, Allen rushed for 1,080 yards and 16 touchdowns on offense, making 91 tackles and three interceptions on defense. Allen is a multi-sport athlete, also competing in basketball and track, averaging 7.7 points as a junior and qualifying in the 2A regionals with a 11.16 100 meters. He also ran a 23.58 200-meter and qualified for state with a 45’6″ shot put, a personal record. He says he is locked in for this class and working on others to join him.
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