Trevor Allen understands that people look up to him as the star of his high school football team. The Waukee (IA) High senior makes sure he gives back to his community.
Allen missed the Iowa coaches visiting his school on Friday. He was acting as a role model.
"The day they came I wasn't at school. I was going around the all of the middle and elementary schools, speaking at their assemblies," Allen said.
Allen's admirable work around town complements his impressive on-field exploits. Through five games, the 6-foot, 190-pound running back has 584 yards rushing and eight touchdowns on 116 attempts. He has nine receptions for 107 yards and a score and is averaging 27.6 yards on five kickoff returns.
The in-state schools have played host to Allen this fall. He attended Iowa's game against Iowa State and saw the Cyclones play Baylor in Ames. He also has stopped at Northern Iowa, where his brother, A.J. Allen, is a freshman on the team.
UNI, Wyoming and North Dakota State have offered a scholarship to Allen, he said. He's heard the similar things from Iowa and Iowa State regarding their interest.
"They say they're watching me and I've been doing well on Friday nights," he said.
Allen missed the pre-game recruiting meeting with Hawkeye coaches on his Iowa visit. He had practice that morning and got to the stadium late.
"I'll probably wait until after the season to commit," Allen said.