Corner taking his time

Arizona is recruiting nationally this cycle. Read on for Auburn (Ala.) cornerback Antreal Allen's thoughts on Arizona, his recruitment, and more.

Like many players from the South, Auburn (Ala.) cornerback Antreal Allen possesses a world of talent, but his skills have been overlooked because he plays in a region with so many talented players.

Nonetheless, the Arizona coaching staff hopes the early attention given to Allen will pay off.

"Feeling good about the coaching staff and knowing they want me is the most important issue for me," Allen said.

"I want coaches that know about football, but also coaches who know how to relate to players. It's important for me to have a coach that I can look at not only as a coach, but also as a father figure."

Allen is still waiting for that one coaching staff to emerge.

"I like the schools that have offered me, but I can not say that there is one school that is recruiting me the hardest or one school that I like the most," Allen said. "I'm taking it a day at a time and trying to keep an open mind about schools."

Arizona is one of the schools in consistent communication with Allen and is working to get him on campus for a visit.

"The Arizona coaches have been in touch," he said. "They said they like my ability and that I would give their defense someone who can use quickness to make plays.

"They want me to get down there in July for their grand opening of all the new facilities. If possible, I would like to get down there for that."

Despite the attention, Allen's top priority is to improve his football skills.

"Just getting quicker and working on my technique are huge goals for me right now," Allen said. "I play against a bunch of good players, so I always know what I have to work on because it gets exposed pretty quickly."


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