There is a concerning recent offer sent out to a big-time four-star safety commit of the 2022 Texas football recruiting class, Aledo product Bryan Allen Jr. Texas landed a commitment from the uber-talented blue-chip defensive back Allen Jr. back on Feb. 28, 2021, and it has been mostly quiet in his recruitment otherwise.
That was up until earlier this week.
The lone offer that came Allen Jr.’s way since he announced his commitment to the Longhorns back in late February came from legendary head coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide on May 28. This is a concerning offer that went to Allen Jr. for many obvious reasons.
About the toughest competitor on the recruiting trail for any program is Alabama. What makes matters worse is that it is former Texas cornerbacks coach Jay Valai that is the primary recruiter from the Alabama coaching staff going after Allen Jr.
Alabama has a nice track record for itself in terms of recruiting out of Aledo High School in Texas. In their 2021 recruiting class, Alabama signed an Aledo High School product in four-star wide receiver JoJo Earle. And they landed another big set of Longhorns targets from the 2021 recruiting cycle in the highly coveted Brockermeyer brothers.
There’s a couple of other notable gets for the Crimson Tide out of Aledo in the past four or five recruiting cycles. That’s another point of concern for the Longhorns in the pursuit to keep Allen Jr.’s commitment around.
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Yet, the commitment of Allen Jr. appears to be firm with Texas at this point in time. This is still something worth watching, though. New Texas special teams coordinator Jeff Banks and safeties coach Blake Gideon need to keep on the priority of keeping Allen Jr. from this point forward.
It is big for Texas to get the official visit with Allen Jr. right next month. Texas has an official visit with Allen Jr. on the books for June 18. Texas is also the lone school at the moment scheduled to have Allen Jr. for an OV.
Allen Jr. ranks as the nation’s No. 89 2022 high school prospect, No. 6 safety, and No. 18 prospect out of Texas (247Sports Composite). And the Top247 ranks him as the nation’s No. 60 high school prospect, No. 6 safety, and No. 13 prospect out of Texas.