It’s never too early to look ahead to the future in college football and the Jackets are getting a head start on the 2020 class.
Peach County defensive end Sergio Allen has received his third scholarship offer as the Yellow Jackets joined the mix on Wednesday. He’s being recruited by Yellow Jackets linebacker coach Andy McCollum who has landed several high-profile commits for the Yellow Jackets over his tenure.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Allen is the seventh member of the 2020 recruiting class to receive an offer from Paul Johnson’s staff. The two other programs that have offered the Fort Valley, Georgia native are fellow in-state rival Georgia as well as Vanderbilt.
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Allen was on campus on Wednesday when Paul Johnson and staff decided to offer Allen. While it’s still early in his recruiting process with over two more years to go, getting a recruit on campus early in his recruiting process always gives a great advantage.
Allen’s highlight tape shows off the 2020 recruits outstanding skills and quick burst off the line. He also appears to be a pretty quick defensive end in total being able to run down ball carriers and has solid closing speed. Overall, Allen shows a skillset well above his age level and could be one of the most dominant linemen in the country in the 2020 recruiting class.
For the Jackets, getting involved in his recruitment this early might be more important than for most schools. A program that struggles to land top-level talent, the Jackets will have to be extremely active to have a chance at a player who will most likely be one of the recruits in the entire 2020 recruiting class.
With all that being said, the main focus for Paul Johnson’s staff is still the 2018 recruiting class. The Jackets hold eight commitments so far and will be looking to add a few more by the end of the summer. But Sergio Allen will be a recruit to keep an eye over the next two years.