The LSU coaches have allowed him to begin talking with schools outside the SEC and ones that don't appear on the Tigers' non-conference schedule. Allen has already received a Bachelor's Degree from LSU and has one season left of eligibility.
In order to play for the school to which he chooses to transfer, Allen will first need to be accepted into graduate school, something he was unable to do at LSU, according to the report.
Allen had been in and out of practices this spring, but he was mostly receiving time as the first-team DE opposite Danielle Hunter in Jermauria Rasco's absence. With Allen transferring, that leaves a lot of youth and inexperience competing to fill out the rotation.
Tashawn Bower seems poised to receive added playing time with Allen no longer on the team, and fellow Class of 2013 members Lewis Neal and Michael Patterson will aim to get on the field as well.
The Tigers only signed one defensive end in the Class of 2014, Deondre Clark, and he is expected to arrive on campus in June.
Allen is just the latest part of a significant amount of attrition from the LSU team this offseason. The Tigers lost seven players with eligibility remaining to the NFL Draft, and a number of other reserves have transferred elsewhere, including Stephen Rivers, Lorenzo Phillips and Kavahra Holmes among others.
Allen is surely the most notable player to seek a transfer though. After struggling with injuries during the first three years of his career, Allen received his most extensive playing time in 2013. He appeared in all 13 games for LSU, recording 16 tackles and two sacks.
He was set to serve as the most veteran member of a young defensive line heading into the 2014 season. Now the LSU coaches will be tasked with getting their young talent ready for action with the season just five months away.