COLLEGE FOOTBALL | EARLY SIGNING DAY
Martrevious "Tre" Allison, John Tyler's standout linebacker, has switched his commitment from SMU to Syracuse. Allison made his announcement via Twitter on Sunday.
Allison, a longtime commit to the Mustangs, decided to visit the Syracuse, New York, university after SMU coach Chad Morris left the Hilltop to coach the University of Arkansas.
Allison (6-2, 211) visited Syracuse over the weekend and decided to commit to the Orange.
The JT senior posted on Twitter, "The Carrier Dome will be my new home." The Carrier Dome is where Syracuse plays its home games. The Orange are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
He will make it official Dec. 20, the first day of the new early signing period, JT coach Ricklan Holmes said.
"I am grateful to God for the blessing of a passion and talent for football, a gift that has afforded me access to scholarships for a superior university education. After much consideration, soul searching, prayer, and consultation with my family and mentors I have decided to withdraw my verbal commitment to Southern Methodist University. I am excited to announce my intent to join the Syracuse Orange football team in 2018. I will sign a national letter of intent December 20, 2017 at John Tyler High School. Thanks to Coach Ricklan Holmes for guidance, Coach (Jeff) Traylor and Coach (Archie) McDaniel of SMU for the consideration, Coach (Dino) Babers and Coach (Brian) Ward of Syracuse University for the opportunity, and most of all to my family for unconditional love and support."
Along with Allison, JT defensive end DeKalen Goodson (6-2, 209) will ink early with the University of Houston. Goodson took his official visit to H-Town over the weekend as well.
The ceremony will be at the Frank Melton Athletic Complex on the JT campus.
Goodson also had offers from SMU, Mississippi State, Tulane, Texas State and Louisiana-Lafayette.
Allison led the Lions with 89 tackles, two interceptions, an interception return for a touchdown and three pass breakups. He also played in the Lions' Wildcat offense, rushing for 36 yards and five TDs on 16 carries. He also passed for a 30-yard TD and two 2-point receptions — one running and one receiving.
Allison also held offers from Mississippi State, Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette.