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4-Star LB Christopher Allen Reaffirms Alabama Commitment After Official Visit: "It's Pretty Much Shut Down"

Christopher Allen trying on an Alabama jersey.

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Christopher Allen got LSU fans excited earlier this week, but it appears that the Baton Rouge native will wind up at Alabama after all.

On Monday, Allen tweeted a photo of himself in an LSU uniform, a message that many took as a possible indicator of a late-recruiting cycle flip.

However, last weekend's official visit to Tuscaloosa has likely locked things up for the Crimson Tide. Allen spoke to 247Sports about where he stands with Alabama, which he committed to back in November, and his hometown LSU Tigers.

“It’s pretty much shut down,” Allen told 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins at the USA Football North American Championship on Tuesday. “I’m going to Alabama.”

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"It was very hard decision to pass up my home school that's five minutes away from my house," Allen said. "But you know, Bama has some great coaching staff. Coach Tosh and Coach Jeremy, I really like them. I feel like they'll get me where I need to be."

As for the ominous LSU picture? Allen's explanation was very simple: "I liked the picture. So I posted it."

Fair enough.

Allen is the No. 8 outside linebacker in the class of 2017.

While the door seems to be cracked open for LSU to make a late final push, based on this interview, it seems extremely likely that Christopher Allen winds up sticking with his Alabama commitment on National Signing Day, which is just one week away.

[247Sports]