"I'm not really sure when I'm going to make a decision, because I don't have all the offers that I might want, or might get," Allen said. "I just want to wait, see what I have on the table, before deciding on a time table for my recruitment."
Although he trimmed his list to ten recently, he may look to open that up a little more again soon.
UCLA is prominent on Allen's list, despite not having offered him yet. Allen will be visiting UCLA and USC both unofficially this weekend, while he's in town for the Pangos All-American Camp in Long Beach.
"I talk to UCLA all the time," Allen said. "We have a great relationship, so I'm really just waiting for that offer. UCLA would be a dream offer."
Allen, who's an athletic, 6-5 wing, doesn't have a polished offensive game yet, and the message he's heard from college coaches is that he'll need to focus on that to earn an offer.
"They tell me that what they want me to do is shoot more," Allen said. "I need to start looking for my shot more. I don't normally hunt for shots during games, so I need to work on that."
In selecting a school, location isn't a huge priority for Allen, but he would like to find a place where he'll be able to play.
"A big thing for me will be being able to play as a freshman," Allen said. "Not necessarily starting, but I want to be on a team where I can get some minutes."
In terms of visits, outside of the L.A. schools, Allen has tentative plans for unofficial visits to San Diego State and UNLV in the coming months, but other than that, he hasn't decided on any visits for the summer. His summer schedule is beginning to fill out, with plans to be in Philadelphia for a Reebok Tournament, and then he'll be going to Las Vegas for the Fab 48.
Currently, Allen reports a 3.0 GPA.