Allensworth will look at new options

Darius Allensworth was offered by UCLA on Tuesday and will now look at his options. Read on to see what he thinks of the offer, his plans now, and more.

Early Tuesday morning, Darius Allensworth, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound high school junior, was offered a scholarship by UCLA. Being from Heritage High School in Menifee, California, the offer holds plenty of weight for him.

Allensworth, an athlete, verbally committed to the University of Arizona during his trip to Tucson a week ago. He vowed to play cornerback in Jeff Casteel's defense and the scheme was one thing that drew him to Arizona.

"I'm going to play corner back down there," he said. "I know they run the 3-3-5, so that's what I was going to come in and play."

Even with the new offer from UCLA, Allensworth remains committed to Arizona, but he wants to sit down with his family and discuss what is best for him.

"I like the U of A," Allensworth said. "I love the U of A. I like everything they have there, but I want to talk it over with my family."

UCLA is a big offer for a football player who lives just 80 miles from Los Angeles. UCLA would keep him closer to home, allowing friends and family to visit more often, but Allensworth still feels most comfortable in Tucson.

"As of right now, I am (solid to Arizona)," he said. "I just want to make the decision that's best for me."

The Bruins aren't the only team that is trying to sway Allensworth away from Arizona. He previously mentioned possibly attending a BYU summer camp, but has since cancelled those plans. Lately, he has been hearing more from PAC-12 schools Washington and Stanford.

"I like U of A," Allensworth restated. "Until someone proves to me that there's a better place for me, then Arizona is where I'll be."

Allensworth plans on seeing the Arizona coaches in a few weeks when they get to their southern California recruiting swing. He also mentioned the coaches as a big part of his commitment to the Arizona program.

"I love the Arizona coaches," he said. "They're really nice, down-to-earth people. I really gained respect for them. I like them a lot."

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