MSU commitment ruled ineligble

Dontrel Allen has been ruled ineligible to play football his senior year at East Jefferson. (Photo Courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Dontrel Allen has been ruled ineligible to play football his senior year at East Jefferson. (Photo Courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Mississippi State cornerback commitment Dontrel Allen has been ruled ineligible to play his senior season by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.

According to NOLA.com, Allen transferred from East St. John to East Jefferson in Metarie prior to his senior year but is ineligible to play football due to the LHSAA eligibility rule 1.12 – F regarding homelessness.

The rule states that “A student declared homeless and enters a school as an ‘unaccompanied youth’ under the conditions of the McKinney-Vento Act must go through the hardship appeal process to become eligible for interscholastic competition.”

Allen would be eligible if he transferred back to East St. John but is expected to remain at East Jefferson, which opens the season Saturday against Salmen.

Allen committed to MSU on June 8 choosing the Bulldogs over offers from Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, TCU, Troy and Tulane. The 6-foot, 181-pound three-star prospect has been clocked with a 4.35 forty time and a 35-inch vertical.

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