Allen heads home from LSU

With the fullback position running thin on the depth chart, the LSU coaching staff made sure that the 2009 class locked up a bruising back that the Tigers could ride for the next four years. The prospect that the coaches found was Paris, Tennessee-native Dominique Allen, and the future Tiger made an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge this weekend.

With a handful of both committed and uncommitted prospects on the LSU campus this past weekend, the coaching staff had their hands full in a balancing act as they hosted all of the players and their families.


Fortunately for Les Miles and his staff, fullback Dominique Allen made the trip down to the bayou to lend a helping hand in recruiting the remaining prospects on board to the Tigers.


"It was a really good time," Allen said. "I am just wrapping things up to drive back now. I came down here without my parents, because it was just an unofficial visit. I just got a chance to do my thing, and we tried to get out and help recruit when needed."


How did the 3-star do with the weekend's recruitment ventures?


"All that went well," Allen said. "We made sure everyone felt comfortable and stuff like that. We just spent a lot of time hanging out and partying, mainly things like sitting over at player's apartments and stuff like that. It was relaxing for everybody, so that makes things run smooth."


While the Tennessee-native committed to the Tigers in mid-November, a coaching change in Knoxville stirred rumors that the 6-foot, 250-pound prospect might look to entertain thoughts of joining back up with the Volunteers.


With less than two weeks until signing day, however, the commitment to the Tigers looks as firm as ever.


"I have been done with everything," Allen said. "LSU just became the right fit, and coming down there for a weekend like this lets me know that I am ready to be a Tiger."


Allen finished his senior season with 102 carries for 911 yards and 21 touchdowns.


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