SMU Offers John Tyler’s Tre Allison
After enjoying a breakout junior season on the football field, John Tyler 2018 linebacker Tre Allison can expect a busy offseason of recruiting activity.
The John Tyler football program's official Twitter account reported Allison (6-0, 200) received his second Division I FBS scholarship offer, this one from SMU, on Friday.
Allison also has an offer from Mississippi State.
The Lions' star linebacker helped his team go 11-2 in 2016, and reach the Class 6A Division II regional semifinals. Allison finished with a team-best 118 tackles with two sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one recovery.
SMU, which just finished its first year under head coach Chad Morris, is a likely candidate for a bowl game next season on the heels of a 5-7 finish with no postseason game in 2016.
The most recent campaign was a three-win improvement compared to Morris’ first team and a four-win improvement versus the 2014 team controlled by former head coach June Jones and interim Glen Mason.
The past two Mustangs teams have been more and more dominated by players Morris’ own staff acquired, and the oldest of those will be juniors in 2017.
Furthermore, SMU has ceased its trend of scheduling one or more historically significant opponents per season from a group of Baylor, Texas A&M and Texas Tech in favor of three winnable non-conference games before facing chief rival TCU and diving into American Athletic Conference competition.
Allison, like all junior-year prospects, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2018.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, LB, 6-0, 200 — offer from Mississippi State, SMU (2)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DL, 6-0, 215 — offer from Mississippi State (1)
- Chasen Hines, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 326 — offers from Baylor, Minnesota, North Texas, TCU (4)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Baylor, Missouri, TCU (3)
- Demarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 —offers from SMU, TCU, Texas, UTSA (4)