Arizona lands ex-LSU defensive end
Arizona on Tuesday picked up its sixth transfer from a big-time program when former LSU defensive end Jordan Allen announced he will join the Wildcats this fall.
Allen will be a fifth-year senior who graduated in December and will be immediately eligible.
LSU released the 6-foot-6, 254-pound Allen from his scholarship so long as he joined a program outside the SEC and enrolled for a graduate degree LSU doesn’t offer.
Here is what Arizona is hoping Allen can do for them (bottom of the screen): http://t.co/mTskSwjecf
— Daniel Berk (@DSBerk) April 30, 2014
"I was just ready for a fresh start; something different," Allen told the Arizona Daily Star. "I wanted to find a place where I could come in and help the team and ultimately help them win a championship. Arizona seems like the perfect spot to do that."
Allen last season registered 16 tackles, including two sacks. He was a starter when the season began but eventually lost that job.
Jordan Allen gives Arizona two transfers from LSU, two from Texas, one from USC and one from Notre Dame, all eligible in 2014.
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) April 30, 2014
Allen will join the following as transfer into coach Rich Rodriguez’s program: former Notre Dame receiver DaVonte’ Neal, Texas transfers Connor Brewer and Cayleb Jones, one-time USC quarterback Jesse Scroggins, Jerrard Randall, who like Allen once played at LSU, and former Boise State defensive lineman Jeff Worthy.