Class of 2017 JUCO defensive end Josh Allen has signed with Syracuse, he announced on Twitter Monday afternoon. Allen previously intended to sign with USF before reneging on his verbal commitment and deciding to join the Orange (albeit, the University of Syracuse Orange)
Proud to say I signed and committed to the University of Syracuse ✍ pic.twitter.com/DumK2J7JUV— JayJay (@2LiveStokess) April 17, 2017
The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end will have two years of eligibility remaining after spending the previous two seasons at Long Beach City College in California, where he totaled 88 tackles, including 29 for loss and 9.5 sacks. He also broke up five passes and recovered four fumbles.
Allen is rated three stars and the No. 43 JUCO prospect in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports. He will be the most experienced defensive end on Syracuse’s roster and will compete with sophomores Josh Black and Kendall Coleman, and redshirt sophomore Jake Pickard, for one of two starting spots.
While listed as a defensive end, Allen also has experience lining up inside at defensive tackle as well.
Prior to committing to USF, Allen previously intended to play at Arizona.