Iowa Offers Allen

Iowa has done well finding prospects in Detroit the last few years. The Hawkeyes offered another talent from the Motor City this week. King High Product Mycial Allen talks about his newest opportunity and recruitment in general in this update.

Incoming Iowa freshmen Ruben Lile and Laron Taylor shared with Delano Hill why they chose the Hawkeyes. The latter liked what he heard. The 2013 defensive back verbally committed to them this spring.

Now, the trio from Detroit's Cass Tech could influence the decision of another of the city's talented ballers - Mycial Allen.

"I'm friends with those guys," the King High product said. "I haven't talked to any of those guys in like a month or so. When I get chance, I want to have that conversation about Iowa."

The Hawkeyes extended a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder this week. He already had reported opportunities from Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Memphis and Northern Illinois.

"I've been talking to (Iowa) Coach (Erik) Campbell for a while," Allen said. "I spoke to him within the last few weeks and he said an offer would be coming but he wasn't sure when it would happen. Then Thursday, after my track meet, they called my coach and it happened."

Allen hopes to visit Iowa this summer. He plans to camp at Michigan State and Indiana.

"Michigan State is showing a lot of interest," Allen said.

Schools are recruiting Allen as a wide receiver and defensive back. Iowa sees him as a pass catcher.

"I like DB better," he said. "But if receiver gets me on the field quicker, I'm OK with that. As defensive back, I like to be around the ball a lot. I come up and play the alley and make tackles. On offense, I like to go get the ball and make DBs look bad."

Campbell, who coaches receivers at Iowa, sees Allen as a well-rounded wideout.

"He said he likes how I go for the ball, am physical and make plays," Allen said

Allen said he does not have a timeline in place for making his college choice.

"It's going to be how I feel about the school," he said. "Iowa is a great school. I like how they play. I'll see when the time is right."

Allen also plays basketball and runs track at King. He competes in the 4x200, 4x100, 4x400 and and 110 hurdles. He reports his best 4x200 split as being 22.3 seconds.

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