June 3, 2011

California star holds CSU offer

A look at Colorado State's recruiting targets early in the recruiting class of 2011 shows Jeremiah Allisonas one of the crown jewels. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound outside linebacker has been rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and holds five scholarship offers and a strong reputation for rushing the quarterback.

The Dorsey High School prep accounted for 88 tackles and 20 sacks a season ago against some of the top talent in Los Angeles and has been presented with scholarship offers from Colorado State, UCLA, SMU, Duke and Boise State. Allison features 4.6 speed at 210 pounds, a 450-pound squat max and a grade-point average of 4.2.

Colorado State has sent tight ends coach Anthoney Hill to LA to recruit Allison, who said he is still wide open on a top-five.

"Colorado State said they like the way I pass rush and how I get after the ball, and I am always around the ball," Allison said. "Coaches like my competitive edge, the fact I am competing in everything I do and the fact I have a head on my shoulders and can think for myself."

Allison said he has heard of CSU's strong academic reputation and said he has family in Denver, which could help the Rams wrangle a visit. If CSU is able to get Allison's commitment, they will likely have done so by offering a view of what a CSU degree can do for him after football

"My choice will be made based on academics, the family feel of the program and what the school offers after football," Allison said. "After football will I be able to go out into America and get a job with the degree from that school."

The God brother of former Oregon star Jeremiah Johnson said he plans to take his time on a commitment.

"I was thinking of making my commitment decision near the end of the season, or if I take a trip and see something I like I might commit," he said. "It depends on how our season is going and how comfortable I am with making my decision."

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