6-0 / 230 lbs.
With over 20 FBS offers, the Atlanta area prospect picked South Carolina over his other favorites Alabama, Georgia and UCLA. Ranked as the 162nd best player in ESPN’s 300, Allen-Williams was a consensus four-star recruit when he arrived to Columbia.
The heralded recruit didn’t have to wait at all to see the field in 2014 joining Al Harris Jr. as the first true freshmen to start the season opener in three years. Allen-Williams had only one other start in 2014, but made appearances in 12 games, making a switch to defensive end towards the end.
2015 saw his production basically equal. He started one game and contributed in all 12, mainly at the linebacker position.
Going into his third season he is credited with 50 tackles, 6 for loss, and one interception.
With Skai Moore out for the season, Allen-Williams may be asked to equal the production he’s had his first two season in one season. He’s joined by Jonathan Walton, Larenz Bryant and T.J. Holloman to carry the load, but he’ll still need to maximize his output for the Gamecocks defense to stay aggressive and limited the big plays in the middle of the field.
Entering the season opener, Allen-Williams is listed atop the depth chart at the SAM linebacker position. We’ll definitely be seeing #4 in the middle of the Gamecocks D on Thursday night.