Chance Allen talks K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Offensive Tackle Chance Allen from Klein Collins High School in Houston, Tx took a visit to Kansas State and talks about his recruitment.

Chance Allen visited Kansas State in late February for a Junior Day event and came away impressed and with his first FBS offer. The brawny 6-foot-5, 305 pound offensive tackle has seen his stock increase after a convincing showing in his first season as a starter at Klein Collins High School in the Houston area.

"The offensive line coach said he loves the way I finish people," said Chance Allen. "He told me he likes the way I compete, and that they'd love for me to come up to play. The head coach, though, was the one who offered me.

"The players I met seemed like a lot of fun to be around. The campus was beautiful. I went with my parents, and they both loved it."

So far Kansas State's only competition for Allen is Lamar, his first offer, but he's receiving a lot of attention from rival Big 12 programs.

"I went to Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago," Allen stated. "I've visited Kansas. Next weekend I'll be going to Oklahoma State. I'd like to make a decision [on college] by the end of spring ball. By then I'll likely have a good idea on who's going to offer.

"I'd like to go to a school with a campus that has a nice feel to it. One where the coaches and the players feel like family. That's one thing I really liked about Kansas State. They were all very welcoming to me."

Klein Collins High School is located in Spring, Texas approximately 20 miles north of Houston. The school has produced a number of Division 1 players since opening in 2001. The latest Tiger to go to the Big 12 was offensive lineman Garrett Greenlea who signed with the Texas recruiting class of 2011. The next player from Klein Collins to make the leap to Big 12 football could very well be Chance Allen.

"I thought my junior season went really well in both pass pro and run blocking," said Allen. "We went 8-2 on the season, but lost in the first round to The Woodlands. Next year I want to win state which is every high school kid's dream and make first team All-District."

Allen was named 5A/District 13 Honorable Mention in 2011. Currently, he's competing in the shot put in track and field and ranked in the top five in his classification. Allen reports a lofty 4.1 GPA.

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