Jordan Allen heading to Arizona

LSU defensive end Jordan Allen will transfer to Arizona as a graduate student and will be available to play immediately for the Wildcats.

"It's just a good place for me all around with the development of my game and chance to play at a high level," Allen told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Allen started the first three games for LSU in 2013 and appeared in all 13 after missing most of 2012 with a knee injury. He posted 16 tackles and two sacks in 2013. He has one year of eligibility remaining and must enroll in a graduate program not offered by LSU.

Allen joins a number of players who have transferred to Arizona in the last two seasons, including DaVonte' Neal of Notre Dame, Jesse Scroggins of USC and Cayleb Jones and Connor Brewer of Texas.

Arizona declined to comment on Allen's arrival.