Four-star Alabama linebacker commit Chris Allen
from Baton Rouge, LA told LSU head coach Ed Orgeron this week that he will not be flipping his commitment and is sticking with the Crimson Tide. Per 247Sports:
“It’s pretty much shut down,” Allen told 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins at the USA Football North American Championship on Tuesday. “I’m going to Alabama.”
LSU has turned up the heat as of late, working to flip the Baton Rouge (La.) Southern Lab product.
"It was very hard decision to pass up my home school that's five minutes away from my house," Allen said. "But you know, Bama has some great coaching staff. Coach Tosh and Coach Jeremy, I really like them. I feel like they'll get me where I need to be."
Allen also added that he wanted to coach Orgeron to know so that he could go out and "get whoever they need to get."
"I told Coach O I'm probably going to go with Alabama," Allen said. "He was really sad. It made me kinda sad looking at his face. I really just wanted to tell him so they could go get whoever they needed to get."
Allen has been committed to Alabama since late November but the LSU coaching has been working hard to the flip the Baton Rouge native to stay home and play for the Tigers.
The 6-3, 235-pound prospect from Southern University Lab is rated the No. 4 outside linebacker in the country and No. 2 overall player from the state of Louisiana for the class of 2017, according to 247Sports.