Woodward Academy in College Park, GA has had a great recent tradition of producing elite baseball talent. The Atlanta area is a breeding ground for future professional baseball players and Woodward has played an important role in that. Delino DeShields, current Texas Rangers outfielder, was the most recent Woodward alum to reach the MLB and he most certainly will not be the last. Current War Eagle standout Dwight Allen has emerged as the newest star outfielder out of College Park. Allen is a 2020 graduate and has committed to play for Coach Scott Stricklin and the Georgia Bulldogs. UGA has enjoyed great recent success earning a national seed in the NCAA tournament last season and appearing to be well on their way again this year. Allen will be a major key to continuing that success, if he does not decide to play professionally out of high school.
Dwight is a great student who sports a 3.5 GPA and loves history as well as keeping up with current events around the world. In terms of his favorite sports memory, Woodward swept their rival Eastside HS his sophomore year. Bulldog fans are hoping that he could carry on success against rivals and help them sweep Georgia Tech when he arrives on campus in Athens. Allen lists his competitiveness and his willingness to find any way to win as what makes him unique as an athlete. As Dwight plays football in addition to baseball, it is unsurprising that his favorite athlete is Kyler Murray. Murray, the first athlete to ever be selected in the first-round of both the MLB and NFL draft, ultimately decided on playing football while Allen sees baseball as his future and takes pride in being a two-sport star. Although Allen has the skillset of many talented professional outfielders, he does not model has game after anyone. Rather than comparing himself to his peers or professionals, he maintains focus on his own craft and unique style of play.
Even though Dwight is an elite young athlete, he still is a normal teenager in many ways. He lists his favorite video game as Fortnite, movie as The Blind Side, and artist as YoungBoy Never Broke Again. One way in which he differs from his baseball contemporaries is that he did gymnastics until the age of 10. He believes this gave him a great athletic foundation that has helped him thus far. Dwight hopes that he will one day be able to make it to the MLB and if not, would love to become a sports broadcaster. In his own words, he likes Press Sports because it is a really cool way to see all of the different athletes on one platform. Also, they care about the athletes on the app and maintain relationships with them. All of us at Press are extremely impressed by Dwight Allen and are excited to watch him develop and reach his full potential.
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