Written by: Mike Faulkner
Senior Jayvian Allen from Grayson High School originally lived in New York but moved down to Gwinnett County help his grandmother. Allen chose Grayson high school because of his connection with a past high school friend Victoine Brown, who is also from New York.
Senior Jayvian Allen describes it as a different experience. “I’ve won championships before and this one is higher because everybody doesn’t get the chance to win a state championship in Georgia, especially 7A,” Allen says.
Allen and his teammates’ mindset for the State Championship game was focused, they were ready to play. They were ready to get into it and didn’t want to wait any longer and were excited when it was time.
When it came time for the big game Jayvian Allen had told himself he was going to score in the state game and Allen scored the first touchdown in the 7A Championship game and crossed the endzone three times by halftime.
When asked how it felt to win the championship game, Allen describes it as a surreal moment because it didn’t feel like it happened but it actually did happen. “I had mixed emotions of excitement because it was a different feeling,” Allen says.
At the time of writing this, Jayvian Allen had one offer from Tennessee Tech University, which came the night of the championship game. Allen and his teammates celebrated. A few weeks later and Allen had announced his commitment to Tennessee Tech, and will go on to play D1 football.
Allen believes that his size gives him an edge and extra motivation during the recruitment process. The senior led the state with 10 forced fumbles and spoken highly by the Grayson staff. Tennessee Tech got themselves a good one with Allen, a true player that can make an impact anywhere on the field.