Three-time All-Met Jonathan Allen had eight sacks in his senior season, despite facing constant double teams. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Jonathan Allen / Stone Bridge / DL / 6-3, 263 / Statistics

The All-Met defensive player of the year shook off constant double teams to rack up 119 tackles, eight sacks, seven pass deflections, six fumble recoveries and five blocked kicks to lead Stone Bridge to the Virginia AAA Division 5 final. A three-time All-Met selection, Allen, who was named the 2012 Ga­tor­ade Virginia Football Player of the Year, helped the Bulldogs’ defense limit opponents to 13.9 points per game during an unbeaten regular season.

Allen was the first Crimson Tide recruit to fax in his letter-of-intent this morning — Alabama received it at 6:39 a.m.

In an ESPNU interview Wednesday morning, Alabama Coach Nick Saban described the significance of adding a talent like Allen to the Crimson Tide’s dominant defense.

“Guys that can rush the passer like Jonathan Allen are really important,” Saban said.

Alabama received its first National Letter of Intent (NLI) from LB/DL Jonathan Allen (Leesburg, Va.) at 6:39 a.m.

— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 6, 2013

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