Former MSU TE Kameron Allen transfers to SMU


MSU tight end Kameron Allen runs a route during fall practice in 2021/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Manit Patel, General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING, Mich- After a 26-day stay in the transfer portal, former MIchigan State football tight end Kameron Allen announced his intention to transfer to Southern Methodist on Saturday afternoon.

MSU tight end Kameron Allen makes a diving catch during the 2021 spring game/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Allen, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end from Forney, Texas, was a member of head coach Mel Tucker’s first recruiting class, and arrived last January looking to work into some playing time in a competitive 2021 tight end group. He had a successful high school career, recording 1,185 career receiving yards, 70 catches, and 13 touchdowns over 28 varsity games for North Forney High School. North Forney appeared in the Texas state playoffs during his junior and senior years. 

As a recruit, Allen earned a three-star rating from 247Sports, ranking No. 1277 in the country within the 2021 class. He was ranked the No. 67 tight end and the No. 192 player from the state of Texas. He received 27 total Division I offers, with other Power Five conference offers coming from Arizona, Missouri, and North Carolina State.

He was also offered by several notable mid-major schools such as Utah State, San Diego State, Liberty and Hawaii.

In his only year in East Lansing, Allen didn’t appear in a game and ultimately redshirted after not seeing any game action all season. He announced his intention to enter the transfer portal on Dec. 20 and received an offer from Southern Methodist on Jan. 11th.

MSU tight end Kameron Allen/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Allen was the 13th of 17 players to announce their intention to transfer away from East Lansing. He is also the seventh former Spartan to announce their new destinations for 2022 along with cornerback Kalon Gervin (Kansas), linebacker Chase Kline (Eastern Michigan), linebacker Cole DeMarzo (Wyoming), defensive lineman Tyson Watson (UMass), defensive tackle Kyle King (Ball State), and offensive lineman James Ohonba (Louisiana-Lafayette).

The Spartans are bringing in two three-star tight ends within the 2022 recruiting class in Arizona native Michael Masunas and Georgia native and former Notre Dame commit Jack Nickel.