USAAAB: Kyle Allen

SAN ANTONIO -- An update with Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain quarterback Kyle Allen, a Texas A&M commit, from US Army All-American Bowl practice...

For Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain quarterback Kyle Allen, this year's US Army All-American Game is the opportunity to close out his high school career on a positive note.

"I got injured in the tenth game of the year and I didn't want my high school career to end that way, so to get to play in this last game is it's own going away party," he said.

The Texas A&M commit, a five-star prospect who is Scout's top-ranked quarterback in the 2014 class, has relished in the opportunity to play with some of the country's top talent.

"It's been cool hanging out with all of these guys, meeting the coaches and learning the playbook, competing against some of the top guys in the country. It's a great experience All of the quarterbacks have looked a lot better as practices have gone on; Drew Barker and Jerrod Heard have stepped it up, and I think I'm right along with them," he said.

Allen is also working with some top receivers, including an Aggie target out of Houston Westside.

"I've talked to Frank Iheanacho, he's a good buddy of mine. It's cool getting some work in with him and maybe we can work together at the next level, too," he said.

Allen is set to enroll at A&M for January 13th classes and will head to campus in just over a week.

"It's just coming up soon. I get back from this and will be home for two days before coming back to Texas. It doesn't feel real right now, but I am so excited about it," he said.

He's eager to join the program, especially with news of head coach Kevin Sumlin staying on staff.

"He kept telling me that he would stay and I believed him, but there's always a little bit of doubt in your mind, so I was put at ease when he signed that contract. It made me really happy.

"Things are good as ever with A&M; I'm still talking to the coaches and building relationships with the people there. I'm excited to get there," he said.

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