Michigan State football lands 3-star TE Kameron Allen with huge upside

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Michigan State football landed its ninth commitment in the past month with three-star tight end Kameron Allen from Texas on Wednesday.

Mel Tucker is at it again. The new head coach has landed his ninth commitment in the past four weeks with the verbal pledge of three-star tight end Kameron Allen on Wednesday.

The Texas-native was offered by the staff on March 24 and he took a virtual visit with Michigan State recently and now finds himself as part of the scorching-hot 2021 class. He joins eight other recent three-star pledges as a group that is gradually rising in the ranks and like the rest, he has tremendous upside.

Jay Johnson stated earlier this offseason that the tight end position is arguably the most important in his scheme. In fact, he looks at tight ends as his MVPs, so to speak.

That statement alone had to have been attractive for any tight end Michigan State was recruiting and the staff immediately extended a plethora of offers to kids at the position from around the country. Allen was interested immediately and essentially jumped on the offer about a month later, making it official on Wednesday.

The Forney, Texas, native has great size at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds and his potential is tremendous. He lines up quite a bit as a receiver but he has a big body that will translate well to tight end and he could afford to work on his blocking, but he’s the perfect 50-50 ball guy.

Allen’s concentration when the ball is in the air is impressive and he’s constantly high-pointing the pass and making difficult catches over defenders. He’s not the fastest guy, obviously, but he runs good routes and can use his aggression to turn short routes into first downs.

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Listed as a three-star, Allen is ranked the No. 51 tight end in the class and picked Michigan State over the likes of Arizona, Boise State and Missouri.