Texas A&M football portal profiles: Cyrus Allen brings big-play receiver potential

Texas A&M football has added a burner and returner option with the former Louisiana Tech receiver.

Sep 1, 2022; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs wide receiver Cyrus Allen (85) runs
Sep 1, 2022; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs wide receiver Cyrus Allen (85) runs / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Electric WR Cyrus Allen could prove to be huge add at receiver for Texas A&M football

When Mike Elko arrived to Texas A&M football, he found himself almost without any wide receivers. Due to graduation and the transfer portal, the position room was left with only three scholarship players: Moose Muhammad, Jahdae Walker, and Micah Tease.

Now, don’t get me wrong: that’s an impressive collection of talent. Muhammad and Tease were both high-four stars, while Walker emerged as a top option down the stretch of last season. Muhammad has proven himself to be immensely capable in a lower number of snaps, and Tease has a bright future ahead.

Even so, it was imperative for Elko to move quickly and add more competitive depth to the room. He took that as a mission, bringing in several from the high school and transfer ranks. One of the top names coming onto the roster is that of former Louisiana Tech receiver Cyrus Allen.

Allen brings in a reputation as a burner and deep threat. At 6’0” and 180 LBs, he’s not the tallest guy, but he can really fly. In 11 games last year, he notched 46 catches for 778 yards—an average of 16.92 yards per reception. That’s a formidable mark. He also played a significant role in the return game for the Bulldogs, and could do the same in College Station.

So, where does he fit in this Texas A&M football roster? In short, his skillset will be a welcome one. Muhammad and Walker can both go downfield and make the big play, but are more every-down receivers than dedicated deep threats. Tease is in the Ainias Smith mold; quick, sudden, and explosive, he is best suited to picking up yards after the catch while picking his way through the defense.

Allen brings a new dimension to the passing attack for the Aggies. As a deep threat, he can be a guy the Aggies turn to for the big play if they are in need of some explosiveness on offense. He is not one-dimensional by any stretch; rather, he fits a niche in Collin Klein’s offense that can help take it to the next level. I’m excited to see what Allen can do in College Station.

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