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:Â Â 5â€™10â€
2011 Eligibility:Â Sophomore
EXP:Â 1 Letter
Status:Â Competing for a starting STAR/SAM position
Strengths:Â Letâ€™s look at the WMU game.Â In the second quarter with 13:23 to play the Broncos has a third down at their own 32.Â Allen saw a fumble, demonstrated amazing athleticism and vision, made the read, reacted and got it.Â He responded with quickness that was instinctual.Â That canâ€™t be taught.
Here is another great example.Â Against Purdue the Boilers had a fourth and seventeen at their own 13 with 5:31 left in the game.Â He blocked the punt on PURE athleticism.Â I mean it was a thing of raw natural talent.Â That is Denicos game.Â He is an awesome talent.
Weakness:Â Denicos has one weakness.Â It is a simple one.Â Itâ€™s playing time.Â 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.Â
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