U of L RB commit Allen another 100-yard game

University of Louisville football commitment James Allen had his fifth consecutive 100-yard game rushing for Citra, Fla., North Marion on Friday night. Cardinal Authority spoke with Allen, who has more than 800 yards in five games this season, about his season and his commitment to the Cardinals.

James Allen is off to a flying start for Citra, Fla., North Marion High School.

Allen, a senior running back who has committed to the University of Louisville, rushed for 100-plus yards in his fifth consecutive game on Friday night.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Allen carried 14 times for 129 yards and one touchdown in a 52-13 blowout of Eastside High. He now has 818 yards and 10 TDs in five games.

"So far, so good," Allen said. "I still feel like I could do a little better but it's been OK. I'm running hard and my line has been great."

Allen, whose nickname is "Dynamite," is now ranked as the No. 64 running back in the nation by Scout.com. He said he has "really improved" on a few skills.

"I am more patient," he said. "I'm waiting on the holes more and not just running downhill and making the cut so quick. I'm stronger and just better vision."

Allen had 196 yards on 17 carries last week in a loss to Suwanee, while he had 150 against Vanguard and 149 in a loss to Bolles and 194 in a win over Forest.

While he said he's "100 percent" committed to the Cardinals, Allen said he's heard from Wisconsin, %%MATCH_5%% and Tennessee among some other schools recently.

But Allen said he "can't wait to play in coach (Bobby) Petrino's offense."

"When I was on my visit, I just felt so at home," Allen said. "I think I can fit in great there. He told me that I can be the back of the future at Louisville."

Allen said he plans to visit later in the season.


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