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Jonathan Allen of Stone Bridge High School (Ashburn, Va.) is one of the top defensive ends in his class. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior and Alabama commit is ranked as the No. 9 overall prospect in his class by 247 Sports and the No. 3 defensive end by MaxPreps.

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Jonathan Allen, Stone Bridge

Since beginning to play football at age 10 (against 13- and 14-year-olds) Allen has always been a standout and leader on the field.

As a young man he would run extra laps after practice by himself in an effort to get better, but soon he was joined by his teammates who saw the value in the hard work Allen was putting in.

While Allen's father, Richard, says his son's ultimate goal is to play in the NFL, Jonathan is not looking too far ahead.

"I'm going to go to college and work my tail off," he said. "After that, whatever happens, happens."

Thanks to hard work and the continued support of his family, Jonathan has put himself in a great position to succeed.

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