Michigan State football commit Kameron Allen breaks out in season opener

Matt Dotson, Michigan State football (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Matt Dotson, Michigan State football (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Three-star Michigan State football tight end commit Kameron Allen broke onto the scene on Thursday night with a huge performance.

And we finally have some high school football. Before the Big Ten, Pac-12 or even SEC have taken the field, top high school prospects from around the country have begun their 2020 seasons with the hopes of making names for themselves and impressing recruiters.

Three-star tight end Kameron Allen is one of those prospects, but he happens to already be committed to Michigan State. He committed back in April, but the Texas-native seemed to be ranked a bit low for his size and athleticism as the No. 1,297 overall prospect and 67th-best tight end in the class, according to the composite.

Allen began to prove those rankings wrong in a season-opening upset over the No. 2 team in the state of Texas, Lone Star. He accounted for two huge touchdown catches that really helped engineer the upset victory and this could be the start of his rise up the rankings.

Just take a look at the two big plays the senior tight end from North Forney (Texas) accounted for on Thursday night.

While he only caught two passes, Allen made them count, picking up 117 yards and two touchdowns on 58.5 yards per reception. Those are some gaudy numbers and this shows that Allen could be that big-play athletic tight end that the Spartans need and Johnson values so much in his offense.

Michigan State needs more guys like Matt Dotson or Trenton Gillison who can make things happen after the catch.

We see tight ends built like Allen emerge from around the nation and become stars (basically glorified receivers) like Kyle Pitts from Florida and Brevin Jordan from Miami. An athletic tight end can make a world of difference.

Maybe we’re seeing Allen mold into that.

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