Penn State Football landed their second 4-star running back in the 2022 class on Friday evening, when Kaytron Allen committed.
Allen chose the Nittany Lions over the likes of Florida and Michigan State. In total, Allen holds 34 offers, which include Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio State.
The 5-foot-11, 220 pound Allen attends IMG Academy in Florida, but he is originally from Virginia. His playing style is similar to another former IMG running back, and current Nittany Lion, Noah Cain. He does not have breakaway speed, but he is hard to bring down and keeps his legs moving.
Allen’s style is a great compliment to the other running back in Penn State’s 2022 class, Nick Singleton. While Singleton may be the home run hitter, Allen will tire defenses with his relentless motor and can get the short-yardage on third downs. 247 Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins also notes that Allen is reliable when it comes to pass protection and pass-catching.
Experienced in pass protection. Above-average route runner that can move the chains with screens and swing passes.
He is rated as the 10th best running back in the country according to the 247 Sports composite. That gives running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider two top ten backs in this class, a great rebound after being unable to land a running back in the 2021 cycle.
Head Coach James Franklin is putting together the best stockpile of offensive skill position talent he ever has in one recruiting class at Penn State. In addition to Allen and Singleton, Penn State has four wide receivers committed in 4-stars Kaden Saunders, Anthony Ivey and Mehki Flowers and 3-star Tyler Johnson. Joining the wide outs is 4-star tight end Jerry Cross, 4-star quarterback Drew Allar and 3-star quarterback Beau Pribula.
With Allen in the fold, Penn State now has 19 commitments in the 2022 class, which holds firm at third nationally. Allen continues an incredible month for Penn State recruiting, with the Nittany Lions grabbing six other 2022 recruits and top 2023 target, Alex Birchmeier, in July as well.