Alabama RB considered at several positions

One of the top prospects from the state of Alabama is Muscle Shoals athlete Jason Allen, who has over 20 scholarship offers from schools which are considering him at a variety of positions.

"Georgia wants me as a tailback, Tennessee likes me as a wide receiver, LSU and Auburn like me as a defensive back, and the rest are recruiting me as a running back," Allen said. "It doesn't matter to me what position I play, I just want to get on the field as fast as I can."

Allen, 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, will graduate in December and enroll at one lucky college in January.

"I am doing this because I want to battle for a starting position. Playing time is important to me. I am very competitive. I want to come in and try and take the position away, no matter who is there and what position I am playing. I will settle for nothing else."

Last season as a junior, Allen rushed for 1,300 yards and 20 scores. He also returned 5 kickoffs for touchdowns. Defensively, he recorded 49 tackles, 7 interceptions, and 13 pass breakups.

"Offensively, I can make people miss, cut on a dime and run them over when I need too. I feel I am a complete back. Defensively, I am a good bump and run guy and I like to get physical. I like delivering a hit." This summer, Allen camped at Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU and NC State. "My top three right now are Georgia, Tennessee, and LSU. I'm doing alot of research on those schools. All three schools have said that I can win a position, and then branch out to play both ways like a Champ Bailey. Distance is not a factor. I will be looking at playing time, the depth chart and the coaching staffs. I have not closed any doors."

Jason has camped in Athens three times, and almost committed to Georgia after his sophomore season. "Coach Garner has been a big help to me. I can talk to him about anything, and he doesn't pressure me at all. I've already set my official visit to Georgia the weekend of their football banquet. I'll officially visit LSU the weekend of the Florida game, and Tennessee during December. This fall I plan on attending about six games, including UT-Syracuse, UT-Georgia, UT-Alabama, and LSU-Florida."

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