According to Eric Sondheimer of the LA Times, Dorsey HS LB/DE Jeremiah Allison has gone crimson. Allison was part of the huge recruiting weekend a few weeks ago, and the total number of guys who have committed since now stands at six. SIX! That's huge. The only player we missed out on that weekend was Jake Eldrenkamp. Allison joins Gabe Marks, Robert Lewis, Kache Palacio, Destiny Vaeao, and Niu Sale as future Cougs who all took their official visits at that time. I'd say that was one great weekend.
I really like his speed rush, and although his size will prevent him from being an every down DE (he's listed at 6'1, 210), I think his skill set is perfect for the OLB/rush end in Mike Breske's 3-4. While I'm in favor of redshirting him so he can hit the weights and get prepared for the size of the Pac 12 players, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw him used sparingly in 2012. I think he can become a Special Teams ace sooner than later, and while I don't expect him to be the next Mkristo Bruce, I do think he'll wind up being one of those guys we really hate to see graduate.
Allison is lights out in the classroom, as well. With offers from Duke and Yale, we won't have to worry about him from an academic standpoint. That's always a great thing. I also think he's just a great kid to root for. Watch this video and tell me you don't already love him:
"Allison, who has never received a grade other than A in high school, said he likes the new coaching staff at Washington State." Um. Heart.
I love college football. Guys like Allison are a big reason why. I'm not drooling over his tape because I think he'll be Shawne Merriman or Lawrence Taylor. I'm super excited because this is a kid who can help this team get better, and is a solid human being who deserves praise. Really like this pick up by Leach & Co.
He was mulling offers from Arizona, Boise State, SMU, and UCLA, amongst others. Take THAT, Mora.
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