A New Number One

Scottsdale (Az.) Desert Mountain QB Kyle Allen reacts to new five-star and #1 ranking

FoxSportsNext and Scout.com has a new #1 ranked quarterback.

After an excellent showing at the NFTC in LA over the weekend, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain's Kyle Allen jumps from the number three spot to number one.

Allen's reaction, "I can't even describe it. There are so many quarterbacks in the country and to be ranked at the top is just awesome."

"Rankings are rankings but I feel that I have shown my best abilities and for Scout.com to rank me number one is an honor," he adds.

Desert Mountain head coach Tony Tabor has known he had a special player in Allen but was just as excited when he heard the news of the new ranking. "I told everybody that after he went and performed at these camps he was going to come back and be in the top five in the country, but to be number one is just incredible," he says.

With a high ranking, expectations will be high for Allen, but he feels he is ready to prove he deserves the number one billing. "Definitely, expectations will be high," he says. "But they would be high if I was number three or number one."

With fourteen scholarship offers in hand, Allen claims no early favorite but four schools seem to be giving him the most attention. "I have been talking to Texas A&M a lot lately, I am going to go visit Oklahoma State for their Spring game and UCLA and Arizona State; those schools have been recruiting me the hardest," he says.

What exactly will he be looking for in a school? "There are two main things that I have narrowed it down to," he says. "Education and coaching. I want to be able to get the best education possible because if football doesn't take me to the next level, my education needs to. And I want the best coaching that will help put me at the next level."

The recruiting process gets crazy at times for highly ranked players, forcing some to make early decisions. Allen says he has no timetable for a commitment yet. "I plan to take a bunch of visits this summer," he says. "I am not sure how the process will go. I could take one unofficial and if I feel comfortable, I will commit or I could end up taking official visits. I just don't know yet."

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