Clemson added TE Davis Allen to their 2019 recruiting class today. Davis joins Clemson from Calhoun, Georgia (Calhoun) where he is teammates with fellow 2019 signee Brannon Spector. The 3-star measures at 6’5’’ 220lb and is rated as the #924 player overall per the 247Sports Composite®.
Bentley’s lead recruiter was Brandon Streeter, who must have been looking for a jumbo TE who could help protect his quarterbacks. Allen owned offers from a number of Power 5 schools, but Clemson essentially received his verbal commitment the moment they offered.
Allen fits the mold of a Garrett Williams much more than a Jordan Leggett. He doesn’t have elite speed that can build separation, but he does have a large frame that should make him a comforting safety valve for quarterbacks down the road. He also plays middle linebacker in high school and that attacking mentality shows in his blocking from the tight end position. He is very likely to redshirt in 2019, however, once he adds muscle to his frame, he should be ready to contribute early as a jumbo and goal line package tight end.
You can watch his hudl film here.
Clemson wanted a second TE take who could be a more physical blocking TE to replace Garrett Williams. Not a bad second TE take in this class.
He is all of 6’5 and will continue to grow into his body. He played both inside linebacker and TE at Calhoun HS in Georgia. He has as much upside as any of the pool of TE’s Clemson was considering. He is a project, but likes to hit (and tackle) and won’t shy away from contact while showing decent hands.