Brandon Allen won't have to go far to play his college football.
The junior quarterback from Fayetteville High School verbally committed to Arkansas on Wednesday, joining teammate Demetrius Dean as the Razorbacks' only two commitments of the 2011 class.
Allen is the son of Arkansas defensive tackles coach Bobby Allen.
"I finally had the chance to sit down and talk with my dad since he's been working all the time and I talked to Coach (Bobby) Petrino and we all decided this would be a good day," Allen said.
"I live here, I've always been going to Razorback games and I'm a Hog. It was my number one choice."
A two-year starter, Allen has passed for 6,645 yards and 60 touchdowns for the Bulldogs in Arkansas' highest classification.
The committed Razorback is one-half of a star-studded junior quarterback class residing less than 10 miles from the University of Arkansas campus. He and Shiloh Christian quarterback Kiehl Frazier were both offered by Arkansas in August. The two friends haven't ruled out the possibility of being teammates in Fayetteville.
"You go to Razorback practices, you see Brandon Allen. When you go to Razorback games, you see Brandon Allen," Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton said. "It was going to be extremely difficult for any school, whether it be UCLA, Stanford, Alabama, Auburn, whoever it may have been, to come
in here and recruit and get Brandon to their school.
"Brandon has been up front and honest that Arkansas was favorite, and I just think it came time. He wanted to get that off his chest and make it official and have a great senior year."
Allen to Arkansas
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