CJ Allen

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 217

Prospect Info

  • High School Lamar County Comprehensive
  • City Barnesville, GA
  • Exp 2022 - ...

Georgia Bulldogs

  • Class SO
  • Age 17

As a Prospect

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0.9671
  • Class 2023
  • Committed 6/20/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 06/01/2022

GabeBrooks
Gabe Brooks National Scouting Analyst

Prototype size for a modern off-ball linebacker in the 6-foot-1, 215- to 220-pound range entering senior season. Not long but owns frame space to add mass, though not too much more is needed as a modern in-space defender.

Excellent overall athletic profile coupled with strong on-field context. Owner of a 4.62 40 and 100-meter times of 11.16 and 11.18. Also posted a 45-6 shot put PR during junior track and field season and played heavy minutes for his basketball team in Winter 2021-22. Broad, layered athletic profile projects very well in long term.

Highly productive considering full-time two-way snaps. Ran for more than 1,000 yards on almost 10 yards per carry while recording 91 tackles as a junior. Two-way experience provides another key indicator for future NFL Draft potential relative to recent years.

Shows clear linear acceleration and top-end gear, especially for size. Athletic enough as a runner to bounce to the boundary and beat pursuit angles. Functional athleticism also allows for recovery as a run defender to redirect and chase down to perimeter.

Closes with purpose and arrives with conviction. Physical vs. the run with straight-line juice to provide intriguing blitz option. Also has shown comfort and awareness dropping in coverage. Plus ball skills for a linebacker and dangerous if he snags an INT.

Runs with some tightness in the lower half and ankles that loosening up will help maximize short-area fluidity and top-end gear. Will face significant jump in competition coming from Georgia AA level.

One of the nation's top linebacker prospects in his class and would be a P5-caliber running back prospect as well. Projects as a potential high-major impact player with a long-term ceiling in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.

Athletic Background

Multi-sport athlete (basketball, track). Averaged 7.7 points per game on the hardwood as a junior. Georgia 2A regional qualifier in the 100 meters with an 11.16 PR as a junior in Spring 2022. Also ran a 23.58 200 and qualified for state in the shot put, where he posted a 45-6 PR.
Sectional qualifier as a sophomore in the 100-meter dash (11.18 season best) and 110-meter hurdles. Also competes in the triple jump and the 4x100.

2021: Region 3-AA Player of The Year. Got snaps on both sides of the ball. Rushed for 1,080 yards and 16 TDs averring 9.6 yards per carry. Also credited with 91 tackles and 3 INT while working at LB. Helped Lamar County go 6-4 in Georgia's second-lowest classification.

2020: Two-way player for Lamar County getting snaps at LB, RB and QB. Rushed for 555 yards and nine touchdowns on offense while totaling 90 tackles, two sacks and an interception on defense in 10 games.
- Andrew Ivins

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