Here we go again for more early signing day coverage. Future Syracuse Orange commits will be signing their letters of commitment between Wednesday and Friday - but most, if not all, will sign on Wednesday. As usual, we at TNIAAM have your profiles on every commit that signs with the Orange. Up next is another edition to the running back room, New Jersey’s own LeQuint Allen.
Twitter feed: @JrLequint
Hometown: Millville, N.J.
Previous School: Millville
Stats: 6’0”, 180 lbs.
Commitment date: Today!
Position: Running Back
Ratings: If you didn’t expect three stars all around, you haven’t been around enough.
Other Offers: Allen had Pitt, Rutgers, Temple, Virginia and West Virginia in his top six along with Syracuse.
Dino’s projected nickname: “The Thirst Quencher” as Allen was named New Jersey’s Gatorade Football Player of the Year.
Player Breakdown: If you’re looking for a bruising runner like early-Sean Tucker and Jarveon Howard, Allen isn’t your guy. He’s fast and nimble enough where the outside run is his best weapon and he can escape pursuing tacklers pretty easily. That change of pace in run style could be important when guys like Tucker and Josh Hough, who use their physicality more than their speed, need a break. However, as a first-option running back in Dino’s system, Allen probably needs to put on a bit of muscle before being considered for that role.