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I came across this highlight video of Jon Allen and figured a few of you might enjoy watching it. Until now I hadn't watched any videos of Allen but now I see why he was such a highly touted prospect and why guys like Gerry Hamilton were excited about this kid. He has an incredible first step and leaves no doubt upon contact. Allen, Robinson, Foster, Williams and Liner make up a hell of a haul in the front 7. Dang I cant wait for August 31st.
ASHBURN, VA - One of the top players in the country according to every recruiting service out there, Stone Bridge's Jon Allen signed with defending National Champion Alabama and spoke with Gameday about his decision.
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Whoa Baby...I knew he was good..but this video is amazing!! After watching him speak, I'm very impressed...very classy guy and very well spoken. Welcome Jon Allen!!
This post was edited by luvmybama 17 months ago
He's a great player. Some of the hits he put on opposing players was just scary. Looked like he was going to hurt somebody.
That footage was hilarious! Jon Allen , John Allen...... One more time .... John Allen
Insert some of these clips into Fosters JR film and you wouldnt see a difference...yes i know jersey color blah blah lol
What do I love most about this film? Sure he makes great plays, but I freakin love his humble attitude. Most guys after they make a huge play put on a show and act like they haven't been there before. Allen just walks off the field or walks back to the huddle and moves on to the next play. His humility is a special trait he has, and is a characteristic of a good, classy, hardworking football player. I can't wait to see this guy in a crimson uniform! Might be my favorite player from this year's class. Roll Tide.
Wow. Great highlights and a very impressive young man.
Some of our posters need to remind Allen that he will play Mike LB. Allen seems to think he'll start out at Jack. (g)
P.S. I know he mentioned Mike LB way back in an older interview when he was about 25 lbs lighter. It's just funny that every time someone mentioned Allen playing Jack, two or three would chime in with "Allen will play Mike" or "Allen will start out at Mike" as if it weren't possible that things could change as he added weight.
The state is the great fictitious entity by which every man believes he can live at the expense of every other. - Frédéric Bastiat
Haha! Good point. Honestly, I have never seen the alleged interview where he says he might play Mike. I never believed it. Kid is the ideal Jack Linebacker in our D. How many kicks did he block in that video? It was ridiculous.
Wow is all I can say, it is hard to imagine UA adding a better Jack LB in Allen and MLB in Foster to the defense in a single recruiting class. It is scary thinking about how good these 2 can be playing together.
I'm all for the highlights but what makes this kid one of my new favorites is the interview beforehand on NSD. Such a humble kid who realizes he's got to EARN everything when he gets on campus, but you can also tell he is already Bama through and through and you've gotta love that!
This young man will make the Crimson Nation very proud!! I think he will make an immediate impact!!
Plays like DeMarcus Ware. similar size too
This post was edited by FunkytownTide 17 months ago
Wow...scary good! Plus, I've never seen a player block so many kicks.
A more athletic Courtney Upshaw. He will represent the Bama nation very well IMO.
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