Patrick Allen, a 4-star offensive lineman from Reisterstown, MD (Franklin HS), has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs for their 2015 class, per a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
After missing out on some local recruits at offensive line positions, this was great news for Mark Richt and his hard working staff.
Georgia fans should be excited about this commit, as it’s a big domino to fall for Georgia’s offensive line in terms of getting new commits. Obviously Allen is pumped up to commit to the G himself.
— Patrick allen (@apatrickallen14) August 5, 2014
Which in turn pumps up coach Richt.
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) August 5, 2014
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Allen is commit No. 18 for UGA’s 2015 class, and picked the Dawgs over offers from Ohio State, Florida State, Florida, LSU and Penn State among many others.
Allen is the No. 5 player in the state of Maryland, and the No. 24 overall offensive tackle in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
247sports.com’s Rusty Mansell commented on what was seen from Allen at Georgia’s recruiting camp.
“Seeing (Allen) in a person was a big deal. He was a lot different prospect in person than I thought. He had incredible length. I mean, his reach was ungodly — it was like Greg Robinson measurements.
He was 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds with a wingspan around 6-8. That’s huge with offensive linemen because it’s so important to get your hands on the defensive players and make it more difficult to engage you.
That’s a big one there with Allen for Georgia. They pushed him to the limit at (Mark Richt Camp). They really tested him and Sage Hardin (at camp) as hard as I’ve seen them push any kids. Mark Richt did not leave those reps (from watching them).”
This is the third offensive lineman to commit to Georgia for 2015, but by far the biggest prize on the line to date.