4-Star S Derrik Allen Commits To Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Safety Derrik Allen committed to Notre Dame on Monday night, giving the Fighting Irish their seventh total commit in the 2018 recruiting class.

    February 14, 2017

    Safety Derrik Allen committed to Notre Dame on Monday night, giving the Fighting Irish their seventh pledge in the 2018 recruiting class. 


    Monday was a big day for Brian Kelly and Notre Dame. Early in the day, the Fighting Irish picked up a pledge from 4-star cornerback Kalon Gervin, who turned down scholarship offers from Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State to join the class.

    And a few hours later, Kelly’s staff added to that future secondary again when it landed a commitment from Marietta, Georgia native Derrik Allen. He’s ranked as the No. 2 safety and No. 21 overall player in the CI 25 recruiting rankings, and his verbal pledge gives the Irish seven total commits in the cycle. The move helped Notre Dame ascend from No. 6 to No. 2 in the 2018 recruiting class rankings.

    Allen released a statement regarding his decision to commit to the Fighting Irish.

    “It’s been a long journey coming from a freshman to now. I’d first like to thank God for giving me the ability to perform at the level I do. I would also like to thank my coaches and parents for nurturing me into the young man and athlete I am today and also for pushing me to be a great student and person first, then a star athlete. Thank you for all the coaches that have recruited me or even just coached me and helped me get better. After this long journey, my family and I have decided that for the next four years I will be attending the University of Notre Dame. Go Irish.”

    At 6-foot-2, 206 lbs., Allen is a true click-and-close player. He reacts to the ball well and swarms to it. He’ll fit in great in South Bend.

    MORE: Hey Judes – Breaking Down CI’s Top 25 Players In The 2018 Recruiting Class

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