Allen favoring Arizona

Dakarai Allen has made a switch to his favorite schools. Read on to see the two schools leading for him, other schools involved, future plans, and more.

The stands have been packed with coaches, with most of the Pac-12 turning out to watch 2013 shooting guard Dakari Allen. While he noticed one school's coaching staff in the crowd amongst the rest, he wasn't fazed by all of the attention that he received.

"Colorado just offered me, so it was good to see them," Allen said. "Colorado is my newest offer. I really just try to play my game. I really am just trying to play well."

Colorado is not the only school recruiting the 6-foot-4, 180-pound schools out west in pursuit of his services.

"Right now I have offers from USF and Colorado," Allen said. "Arizona said they really like me. Pepperdine, Stanford has called me and Gonzaga has called me. Washington State sends me a lot of letters and I've also been on the phone with them."

Recruiting Allen to Arizona is new assistant coach Joe Pasternack, who has not held back how he and the Wildcat coaching staff feel about the 20th ranked shooting guard in the class of 2013.

"I have talked with Coach Pasternack and he said they really like me and how I play and that they'll be watching me all summer."

While the attention from UA may be relatively new, Allen has done his homework on the Wildcats and has liked what he's seen.

"I did see them in the NCAA tournament," Allen said. "I love their style of play, I think it might be a great fit for me seeing how everyone gets to shoot on that team."

About two weeks ago, Allen named a top three of Arizona, Pepperdine, and UCLA, but it appears that his leaders have changed.

"Right now it's Colorado and Arizona," Allen said. "Even though Arizona hasn't offered, they're still at the top."

Despite having leaders, Allen insists that he is still over a year away from making a decision on a school, and has a handful of visits he'd like to take before deciding.

"I'll decide November of my senior year," Allen said. "I want to take a visit to Arizona, Colorado, and Pepperdine; those are the main three schools I want to visit."

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