Asher Allen is a member of the South Hot 100 as a corner, but he is going to be all over the field for the Tucker Tigers this year. He played running back last year, and should get even more carries with the graduation of Brandyn Young. But his future is at corner, and he has a load of offers to choose from already. Allen has been on two unofficial visits, and those two schools have the lead currently.
"We've been to passing leagues at Georgia, Auburn, and Furman," said Allen when asked about summer camps. "We'll go to Georgia Tech's in July. Coach Ballard isn't real high on individual camps, so we'll just be doing our team camps."
Allen has had the chance to visit two of the schools that are on his list, and they made a big impression on him.
"LSU made a big impression on me. I went up there early June, I've formed a relationship with Coach Peveto. I talked with him and Coach Miles. You fall in love instantly with the facilities there. You can ask Morrice (Cousin Morrice Richardson). We went together. It was all just really really good when we went there. We talked with some from of the players. I got to talk with Chevis (Chevis Jackson) and Early Doucet. I know they're doing a good thing, because they had the #1 quarterback there (Ryan Perrilloux) and the #1 wide receiver there (Doucet). They're definitely going in the right direction."
LSU isn't the only team that Allen has seen, and the Bayou Bengals will have a battle on their hands from everyone, most notably the home state Georgia Bulldogs.
"I've been to Georgia too, and I talked with Coach Richt. I have a good relationship with him. I've known him for a while. Every where you go you see Georgia. Everyone loves Georgia, but I don't want to go to school, because of what everyone else does, but do I like Georgia."
LSU and Georgia are in the lead, but Allen isn't ready to call it a two team race.
"Those are the only schools I've really been to. So right now Georgia and LSU are my two favorites, because those are the only two schools I've been to. I'll be looking at SEC and ACC schools. I'm going to stay in that Louisiana on over southeast area. I don't want to go too far away from home. You can't go wrong going SEC or ACC."
Who are some of the other schools that Allen could visit soon for a look?
"I'd want to go see Florida and Auburn, I would like to see Clemson. I know Coach Burns. I've gotten a chance to talk with him a lot. I may like Tennessee too. I can tell you that Georgia and LSU will probably get an official, and I'm trying to find my other three."
Another factor in Allen's recruitment could be family ties. Morrice Richardson and Allen are cousins, and both players are being heavily recruited. Will they end up together?
"We really want to play together, but I don't want him to go to a school that I want to go to and have his career go down, because there's a lot of players at his position. We'll do what's best for us. We'd love to play together, but we're adults, and I don't want to mess up his future or go to a school that doesn't have a need for me. If it doesn't help both of us then it wouldn't be good."
Asher Allen is a terrific football player with his head on straight about the whole whirlwind recruiting process. One lucky team is going to get his signature on signing day, but it will be a southern battle until the end.
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