Allen High School is always one of the most talented teams not only in the DFW metroplex, but the entire state of Texas. With recent stars such as Baylor freshman Cole Maxwell, Ole Miss freshmen Greg Little and Jaylon Jones, as well as Washington defensive end Levi Onwuzurike, the Allen Eagles are a powerhouse when it comes to recruiting.
The 2018 class is no exception with four 3-star recruits on the roster. Center Trey Stratford is the highest rated of the quartet, with offers from Baylor, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas, and many more. All four of the Allen Eagles have at least one Big 12 offer.
The most recent addition to that club is running back Brock Sturges, who was offered by Iowa State on April 18th, after earlier offers from Indiana, Boise State, SMU, UConn, and others. He is the fourth ranked running back in the state currently.
Saturday, Sturges will be attending Baylor's annual Green and Gold Spring Game at McLane Stadium. The 2016 season saw Sturges rush for 1,138 yards and 16 touchdowns while earning First Team 6-6A All-District Honors. He played his first two seasons at Katy (Texas) Seven Lakes High School.
When asked what he was most excited about seeing on Saturday, Sturgis replied, "ready to see them compete and get after it and just get better!!" Sturgis is being recruited primarily by offensive coordinator and running backs coach Jeff Nixon and tight ends coach Joey McGuire.
Sturgis was a standout for Allen in the 6A quarterfinal game against Duncanville, rushing for 130 yards and two touchdowns to push Allen to a 14-0 record and a date with The Woodlands, where they lost 36-28.
While Sturgis does not have a Baylor offer at this point, he is one to watch throughout the spring and early season.
A quick, agile runner, Sturges will be a 3-year starter for one of the best programs in the state of Texas. Explosive through the hole, Sturges is a natural cutter when it comes to rushing, able to slice through the line with ease and make the first defender miss. Much better in open space, Sturges has good speed at 4.75. A proven receiver from the backfield, Sturges profiles as a solid route runner and someone who could make an impact in the passing game. Better at avoiding hits rather than taking them on at this stage of his career, he will need to put on more muscle, especially in his lower body. - Tim Watkins
Sturges is a stout running back with a good frame for the position. He has a lower center of gravity and does a good job "getting small" in tight quarters to shrink himself as a tackling target. He also has the strength to run through arm tackles and gain yards after contact, as well as quick feet that give him good lateral mobility in close quarters. - Gabe Brooks