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Wake Forest Football Recruiting: Michael Allen Names Top 3, Sets Announcement Date

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The Wake Forest football program’s top target has named his top three schools, and set his announcement date. Michael Allen, a 4-star defensive lineman out of Georgia, is down to Wake Forest, Southern California, and Tennesssee. The highly regarded prospect will announce his decision on Monday, August 8th.

Wake Forest has received the last 3 Crystal Ball picks for Michael Allen, and all three analysts making the prediction are very legitimate. Wake Forest’s recruiting class is currently ranked 47th nationally according to 247 Composite. The addition of Allen, would propel the Deacs to 43rd nationally,

Allen would definitely be a game-charger for Wake’s defense and program. He is a 4-star recruit on Rivals, and ranked as their 169th best player overall in the 2017 class. I would expect Allen to come in and immediately start at defensive end. He has the versatility to rush the passer, but can also provide excellent coverage in the run game. If need be, he even has the athleticism to drop into coverage in certain situations.

Monday could be a massive day for Wake’s program. Huge credit to defensive line coach Dave Cohen for establishing an early relationship and continuing to build it. Dave Clawson and his staff are definitely building something, and I am very excited about the future of the program.