Allen, who measures out at 6-foot-1, and 195 pounds with a 4.48 forty time on the books, spent his junior season terrorizing defenses in Arizona to the tune of 844 yards receiving with 17 touchdowns. It was good enough to earn All-State and All-Region honors as both a kick returner and receiver. So what lead to the big year?
"I improved my route running a lot, and I felt like my all around game improved with my ability to make the big play. As a team our season went well; we wanted to win state, but we'll have to work harder this year to achieve that goal."
Before embarking on the goal of a state championship in 2012, Allen will head into a summer that is incredibly important for recruiting. To that end he'll take a number of visits and attend several camps before narrowing his list to five schools for official visits.
"I would love to visit all of the schools who have offered me or showed me a great amount of interest. I feel like visiting a program is the best way to get a feel for what they are trying to do."
One of the first programs to offer Allen was David Cutcliffe's outfit in Durham.
"Coach Lubick was the one who called and gave me the offer. I know Duke is a great football program as well as a top tier academic situation. I would absolutely love to is it Duke if given the chance. I guess the main question about Duke would be if there is anything I should know about being a Blue Devil player."
While Allen hasn't narrowed down his criteria for choosing a school at this point, he has made academics a priority in hopes of continually improving his resume.
"I have a 3.3 grade point average and I'm taking the SAT in March. My favorite areas of study are Engineering and Sports Medicine. As far as what kind of school I'm looking for, it doesn't really matter to me. I'm open to any school that has room for me."