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Georgia earned a commitment from 4-star linebacker CJ Allen. He is one of the top linebacker prospects in the 2023 recruiting cycle.

BREAKING: CJ Allen, a 4-star Peach State priority LB, has made his college decision.

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This rep has the latest with 4-star LB CJ Allen. He ranks as the nation’s No. 10 LB and the No. 167 overall prospect for 2023 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.

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CJ Allen had hoped to wait until July 9 to make his college commitment known. He went on his final official visit to Tennessee last weekend.

It was supposed to give him some time to think things over and dwell on the right decision.

Allen didn’t need a lot of time. The 4-star LB has been a Peach State priority for this class for some time. He’s a three-sport athlete and he likes to act fast and play fast.

He committed to Georgia on Monday evening. It is a very big get for the 2023 class in Athens.

“It was time,” Allen told DawgNation.

He took his official visit to UGA first. Allen was with that visitor’s list of very leaned-in commits for the first week of June. It is fair to say that he has had Georgia on his mind for a long time.

Back at G-Day, he wore an old-school red Malcolm Mitchell jersey as a way to rep the red team that his future position coach Glenn Schumann was coaching for that day.

Allen now becomes the 12th member of the 2023 recruiting class in Athens. He played basketball, ran track and also carried the football for his Lamar County Trojans. He piled up over 1,000 yards as a two-way player for his team.

This was not too taxing of a decision for him. He took officials to both Auburn and Tennessee, but he had been a frequent visitor to Athens over the last two years.

“It feels great,” he said on Thursday evening. “It feels normal. It is a home feeling.”

Check out his junior film below.

Allen just received a major rankings bump this month by the recruiting industry. The new evals are definitely more indicative of his overall skill set and college potential.

He saw a substantial rise in his recruiting rankings earlier this month by picking up an additional star to rise to a 4-star recruit. He’s now a high 4-star prospect at that.

To put it in the proper perspective, here’s what his 247Sports Composite rankings were heading into his Georgia official visit last week and where they now currently stand:

  • June 2, 2022: Nation’s No. 43 LB and the No. 486 overall prospect
  • Today: Nation’s No. 10 LB and the No. 167 overall prospect

Allen’s decision now vaults the Bulldogs up to the nation’s No. 3 overall recruiting class for the 2023 cycle.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound senior this fall also got some more great news this week. He was invited to play in the All-American Bowl out in San Antonio and quickly accepted.

He also got a good look at Georgia during his official visit.

“I would say it was definitely perfect,” Allen said. “It was definitely one to remember.”

What did he like best about it?

“Really just hanging with the guys,” Allen said. “Some of the recruits. Hanging with some of the current players. Then talking to Coach [Kirby] Smart. I think that Coach Smart and I had a good talk, you know. We didn’t even talk about football. We talked about internships and majors.”

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