Allen attended Long Beach City College the past three seasons, redshirting one. He committed to and signed with Arizona after two years at the JUCO level, but did not enroll after failing to qualify according to multiple reports. He returned to LBCC for his redshirt sophomore season.
He has two years to use up his final two years of eligibility.
Allen was actually offered by the previous Syracuse staff back in November of 2015, but picked the Wildcats over the Orange and many other suitors.
Listed at 6-foot-4, 260-pounds, Allen provides much needed depth along the Orange defensive line.