Michigan State Football 2011 Player Profile: Denicos Allen LB

Hondo S. Carpenter

2011 Spartan Nation Football Profile: #28 LB Denicos Allen

Expectation:Â Competing for a starting STAR/SAM position

Height:  5’10”

Weight:Â #220

2011 Eligibility:Â Sophomore

EXP:Â 1 Letter

Status:Â Competing for a starting STAR/SAM position

Strengths: Let’s look at the WMU game. In the second quarter with 13:23 to play the Broncos has a third down at their own 32. Allen saw a fumble, demonstrated amazing athleticism and vision, made the read, reacted and got it. He responded with quickness that was instinctual. That can’t be taught.

Here is another great example. Against Purdue the Boilers had a fourth and seventeen at their own 13 with 5:31 left in the game. He blocked the punt on PURE athleticism. I mean it was a thing of raw natural talent. That is Denicos game. He is an awesome talent.

Weakness: Denicos has one weakness. It is a simple one. It’s playing time. He needs to get more reps. I feel like a broken record, but MSU is getting a high caliber of players now and many come in with the weakness of having dominated in high school and not needing to be technique sound. 

Final Analysis:Â Denicos is a lot like Johnny Adams in that he makes plays wherever he is, but he simply needs the reps to get better.

Next up:Â S Isaiah Lewis