Clemson had an opening for a second tight end in the 2019 class after Emerald’s Luke Deal decided on Auburn last month. Last week in camp the Tigers offered Davis Allen (6-5 220) of Calhoun, GA that spot and Sunday night he took it. Allen’s commitment gives the Tigers 13 for their 2019 class.
“It was just the right fit for me and my family,” Allen said. “I love the coaches, just a bunch of down to earth type guys and I really like that. There’s really nothing negative about the whole thing. The campus is great. Great college town type atmosphere. The football is obviously great. The school kind of fits me.”
Allen said the Tigers had been recruiting him for several months. Recruiters Brandon Streeter and Jeff Scott scouted him during spring practice he said the Tigers kept in touch with him weekly. He visited in March and was back last week and it was after that performance in camp that the coaches had seen enough to make him an offer.
“I haven’t really thought about how I would fit in with the team,” Allen said. “I will work my butt off for anything they need me to do. I’m just real excited to be a part of what they have going on up there and I couldn’t be more excited. They said I kind of fit what they are looking for whether that be putting my hand in the ground blocking or a motion type guy or attach guy. They said I just kind of fit their scheme I guess in a way.”
Allen said the decision came down to Clemson and Vanderbilt. He also had offers from Duke, Minnesota, Ole Miss, South Florida, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
“Really, at the end of the day when Clemson offered I just kind of felt like there was more of a home type feeling at Clemson. I really like (tight ends) Coach Pearman and all the coaches. It just made more sense to go to Clemson and that’s what I did.”
Allen said his commitment concludes his recruiting and he will sign in December. He also plays basketball and baseball so he will not enroll early at Clemson.
His teammate, WR Braylon Spector, also is a Clemson commitment. And his dad played at Georgia.