'Boogie' Allen To Decide Later this Week

One of the more highly sought cornerbacks left on the market, Milford Prep's Franchot "Boogie" Allen will be making his decision known later this week. He is leaning towards one school, however, and Iowa is very much in the mix.

One of the more highly sought cornerbacks left on the market, Milford Prep's Franchot "Boogie" Allen will be making his decision known later this week.

He will first meet with coaches from each of his three finalists (Michigan State, Iowa, and West Virginia). He will be joined by his brother, current New England Patriot safety Gus Scott, during the in-home visits, as well.

"Last week, I only met with the Iowa coaches, and Coach (Kirk) Ferentz actually flew up to meet with my brother in New England," Allen said. "This week, all three schools are going to come by for in-home visits, and it'll be the first chance for my brother to meet the Michigan State and West Virginia coaches. Both Coach (John L.) Smith and Coach (Rich) Rodriguez are coming from Michigan State and West Virginia, but I believe it's just going to be Coach (Darrell) Wilson and Coach (Norm) Parker from Iowa."

Allen would not identify the school, but did he say that he was currently leaning towards one program. He also noted that could change by the end of this week.

"I watched my brother go through the whole recruiting process, and none of this is anything new to me. My brother is of great help because he understands what is important to know, and he asks the right questions. A lot of what we'll be talking to the coaches about is my development, and how they use their corners. I can play in any system as that is how prep school really helped out. I played more than just man-to-man at Milford, and played some Cover 3," Allen stated.

During his brother's meeting with Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz last week, Allen says his brother grew further admiration for the Hawkeye program than what he had during a loss experienced to Ferentz and the Hawkeyes in the 2004 Outback Bowl.

"My brother knew Iowa was a good program from playing them in that game," added Allen, whose major is currently undecided. "They just talked a lot about football, and all the people that Coach Ferentz knew within the Patriot's organization. My brother meet a lot of the Hawkeyes, like Robert Gallery and Bob Sanders, at the combine. He asked Coach Ferentz how come Robert Gallery ran a better shuttle time than he did. My brother knew they had a legitimate strength program."

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