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4-star wide receiver DJ Allen commits to TCU

Keegan Pope02/01/22
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DJ Allen

Gladewater (Texas) four-star wide receiver DJ Allen has committed to TCU, he announced on Tuesday ahead of National Signing Day.

Allen was previously committed to the Horned Frogs from August to November. He decommitted in the aftermath of Gary Patterson leaving the program.

Allen is the No. 191 prospect in the 2022 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also ranks as the nation’s No. 31 wide receiver and the No. 34 senior prospect in Texas.

Leading up to his decision, Allen was down to TCU and Florida.

After Allen had reopened his recruitment, he remained fairly quiet on the recruiting trail. He quickly added offers from Nebraska and Texas Tech, and then received one from Florida on Dec. 30. 

The Gators pushed hard to add his commitment once the recruiting dead period ended. Wide receivers coach Keary Colbert visited him two weeks ago, and head coach Billy Napier used his in-home visit this week.

But it was not enough to gain his commitment.

Allen joins a TCU class that looks much different than the one he was previous in. New head coach Sonny Dykes has rebuilt the class after it was decimated following the Patterson news.

Some of those key pieces Dykes brought over from his class at SMU, including Garland (Texas) High teammates Jordan Hudson and Chace Biddle. Hudson is the No. 71 overall player in the On3 Consensus and Biddle is No. 177.

Hudson is ranked as a five-star wideout by On3 and the No. 15 overall player in the 2022 On300 ranking. Pairing him and Allen at wideout for the Horned Frogs is a scary though for opposing Big 12 defenses for the next few years.

DJ Allen Scouting Summary

“Productive receiver with play speed, ball tracking skills and the ability to maximize yards after the catch. Put up big numbers as a junior with over 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns. Played quarterback and even some defensive back as a senior, rushing for over 1,000 yards at over nine yards per carry. Thrives as a deep threat due to his ability to locate and track the ball. Has strong long speed, consistently running under 11.0 seconds in the 100 meters. Can pull away from defensive backs mid-route or with the ball in his hands. Shows soft hands in the camp setting. Does not have a bunch of length and plays mid-level competition.” — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings