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Syracuse football recruiting: JUCO defensive end Josh Allen commits to SU

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Syracuse head football coach Dino Babers added JUCO defensive end Josh Allen.

Junior college defensive end Josh Allen has committed to Syracuse, he announced Monday afternoon via Twitter. Allen is the 27th addition to the Orange’s 2017 class.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder played two seasons at Long Beach City College, redshirting a third. In 21 games at the JUCO level, Allen picked up 88 tackles, 29 for loss, and 9.5 sacks. He broke up five passes and recovered four fumbles. He drew interest from Houston, USF, Iowa State, Oregon, Louisville and UCLA, per 247Sports.com.

He committed and signed with Arizona after two years at Long Beach, but he failed to qualify, according to Scout.com.

Allen visited Syracuse last weekend and picked the Orange on Monday. He was first offered by former head coach Scott Shafer’s staff in November 2015.

A three star player, per 247Sports.com, Allen will have two years of eligibility at SU.

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