Atlanta WR Loves Clemson

CUTigers.com had the opportunity to speak with Westlake WR Brandon Allen and his head coach Thursday evening about a possible commitment to Clemson. The metro Atlanta star caught 57 passes for over 1,400 yards and 17 touchdowns this season in helping lead his team to a 9-3 record.

WR Brandon Allen
6-5, 190, 4.5
Westlake High School
Atlanta, Georgia

How did your senior season finish up?
Allen: We had a pretty good season overall. We finished up at 9-3 and made it to the second round of the playoffs. For me, I was just trying to make sure I had fun out there this year.

Which schools are recruiting you the hardest right now?
Allen: Right now it's Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina and Troy State. Troy State and Middle Tennessee State have already offered me.

Do you have a favorite out of those schools?
Allen: Clemson is my favorite right now. I think it looks real good right now in terms of me getting an offer. I took the SAT last week, and that's what they are waiting on. If they offer me on the their official visit then I'm going to go ahead and commit right then.

What other official visits do you have planned right now?
Allen: I've got North Carolina the weekend after Clemson (1/17) and then the Troy State visit the weekend after that (1/24). I don't have anything set up with Tennesee yet, but I'm going to try and set something up with them if I can.

Have any of the Clemson coaches been by for an in-home visit?
Allen: Yes sir, Burton Burns came by the house last Thursday. It went good. He was just talking about the education at Clemson, the buildings, and the overall atmosphere up there.

Have you ever been up to Clemson for a game?
Allen: Yes sir, I went up there for the Wake Forest game. I loved it, we had a really good time up there.

On the field, what do you feel like your strength is at wide receiver?
Allen: I like the long ball, I feel like I can always can go up and get it. This year, teams starting to get to know about me so they started doubling me and they moved me into the slot or the Z-receiver so I could get more single coverage. I was pretty running all kinds of routes this year.

Head Coach's Comments
"You know he had 57 catches for 1,418 yards and 17 touchdowns this year and he really was a big asset for us. We had to move him around a lot because at the beginning of the season he was catching a lot of fades and people started double teaming him and even triple teaming, so we moved him into the slot. He was mainly the X-receiver, but we moved over to the Z-receiver a little too," said Mr. Allen.

"He's being recruited by a lot of schools. We like North Carolina, we like Clemson, and we like Troy State. Those are the schools that are on the table for him right now. Clemson is the front runner though. We are going up there for a visit on January 10th, so I imagine we'll know something then (about whether they will offer or now).

CUTigers Notes:
A verbal commitment seems imminent with Brandon Allen, all that's needed is the qualifying test score, which we believe he ultimately will get. He has great size, much in the mold of current Tiger wide outs Kevin Youngblood and J.J. McKelvey. He's tall, fast, and likes to go up and battle for the ball. We'll likely have more on Brandon's situation a little closer to his January 10th visit.

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