Lone Star State QB Enjoys Visit to Auburn

San Antonio, Texas--Alamo Heights quarterback Drew Allen was one of more than 50 visitors on the Auburn campus last weekned for the Tigers' Junior Day.

An eventful day on the Auburn campus, Allen and his father flew into Birmingham and got to spend all day Sunday seeing what the Auburn community and school had to offer.

"I've always wanted to visit Auburn," Allen tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "My grandfather went to college there and it's just a great feeling. It's kind of like that small town kind of feeling. You've got the football field, and then right next door is baseball, and then basketball, and all of the facilities are great. I like it a lot.

"I got to go to the basketball game and that was cool," he adds. "It's a big rivalry--Auburn/Alabama. Auburn pulled out the victory, which was cool, and they did the trophy in between. That was real cool.

"They had the Alabama guy sing the Auburn fight song," he notes. "That was funny. And then there's good food in Auburn. We went to Momma Goldberg's and I got two things. I have to eat a lot. I got the Momma's Love and the Bull Rider. It's good. It was real good."

Allen doesn't have an offer from Auburn, but he had an opportunity to spend time during and after practice talking with several of the coaches.

"I liked the practiced," he says. "It's real cool how they did the individual and then they went into seven-on-seven.

"Coach (Tommy) Tuberville is all about, ‘Get your academics done.' They've got a great academic place and the weight room, of course, is spectacular," he adds. "Coach (Tony) Franklin and I spoke for about 10 minutes about what's up. It's all good. They've got a couple of other guys (quarterbacks) and they'll take a couple more looks at me."

Allen didn't have far to travel to participate in the Army All-American combine in San Antonio in January.

The 6-5, 205 quarterback put up big numbers last season as a junior and is starting to get interest from schools from around the country.

"I had 2,600 passing yards last year and 300 rushing. I had 28 touchdown passes and five rushing," Allen notes.

"They've been sending letters for a couple of months now and we've been in contact," he adds of recruiting in general. "I'm just getting a bunch of those letters. Now I'm starting to get personal letters from Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Iowa. You get those letters and I'll give them a call. They can't call you."

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