Michigan reinforces OL with commitment from grad transfer out of Louisiana Tech
Michigan’s offensive line is getting a great addition.
Thursday night, the Wolverines received a pledge from Louisiana Tech graduate transfer offensive tackle Willie Allen. The former Bulldog decided to opt out of the 2020 season and later entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. It’s unclear whether or not he’ll attempt to get on the field for the Wolverines this season, but this is likely a move geared toward suiting up for U-M in 2021.
— Willie Allen (@willie_allen77) October 16, 2020
Allen started in all 13 games at Louisiana Tech for the 2019 season, bringing plenty of experience to Ann Arbor for the offensive line. Before his stop with the Bulldogs, Allen played at Tyler Junior College, where he transferred after initially attending LSU.
As a member of the 2016 recruiting class, Allen was a 4-star offensive lineman.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Allen decided to opt out of the 2020 season. He did say that he planned to return for the 2021 campaign at Louisiana Tech before exploring his options outside of the program. As a graduate transfer, he’ll be immediately eligible to play.
Michigan is scheduled to open the 2020 season on the road against Minnesota on Saturday, Oct. 24. Currently, the Wolverines are a 2.5-point underdog heading into the opener.