Former LSU Football commit is heading to the Big 12

LSU football's Ed Orgeron (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LSU football's Ed Orgeron (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

2022 four-star defensive back Bryan Allen committed to LSU football last April.

But after being committed for nine months, Allen backed off his pledge to the Tigers in late January.

On Sunday, Allen announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns.

Allen, 6-foot/180 lbs from Aledo, TX (Aledo), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 6 safety in the nation and the No. 88 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.

The Texas native announced his commitment via a video on Twitter.

Was LSU football ever back in the mix?

Recruits that decommit seem to rarely end up recommitting, so it wasn’t a surprise to see Allen commit to the Longhorns.

But was LSU ever really back in the mix?

It sounds like the Tigers were still a program that Allen was interested in even after decommititng.

The talented defensive back told Rivals last month that Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Auburn, and LSU had emerged as his “five frontrunners”.

However, while Allen kept LSU in the mix as a “frontrunner”, it seems obvious from his comments after decommitting last month that the Tigers likely weren’t going to be a major factor in his recruitment moving forward.

“The reason I backed off LSU was because the coach who recruited me, Bill Busch, got fired,” said Allen in January (via Rivals). “Since he got fired, me and the LSU staff lost connection. Coach Busch and I had a really good connection and bond.”

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It probably didn’t help that LSU went through a lot of other staff change, too. It’s still possible that Allen could build a relationship with the Tigers’ new defensive assistants, but I would be surprised he decommits from another program before signing his National Letter of Intent.