At the fullback position, you can't ask for much more than what Allen (6-0, 250, 4.7) brings to the table.
So when running backs coach Larry Porter told the Henry County High star what the Tigers had to offer, a trip to Baton Rouge for an official visit was surely in the cards.
As the Tigers hosted the Georgia Bulldogs this past weekend, the staff did the same for the Allen family.
"My mom, dad and I came down on Saturday and left Monday afternoon," Allen said. "We had an awesome time. My parents had a lot of fun, and they liked everything they saw.
“We walked around for a while, and the coaches took us on a tour of the campus on the charter bus, and they really liked everything that they showed us,” added Allen. “Coach Miles showed my family a really good time, and we were pretty much able to hang out with all the coaches. Everyone was just really cool and laid back."
As for the game, the Volunteer State's top fullback said that the loss didn't hold a lasting memory in his book.
"Everyone is going to lose," Allen said. "Every game, someone has to. LSU just has a young quarterback, and some things you can't get around.
"But it was awesome to be in Tiger Stadium," Allen added. "The fans were just crazy. I am definitely coming back for a night game; I just need to see which one I can make it for. I loved it."
Hosted by running back Charles Scott, Allen said that his weekend could not have gotten better.
"Charles is just a really cool guy, and a great player," Allen said. "He played well Saturday. I also got to meet a lot of the recruits for the new class. I can definitely say LSU will have a very strong 2009 recruiting class.
"The coaches have always been up front, and they feel like I can come in and start as a freshman," Allen added. "I know that they will help me work to put the ball in my hands."
Heading back to Tennessee, Allen remains a soft verbal to the Volunteers.
How long will the commitment last?
"I am just going to have to sit back and focus on things," he said. "I can say that the weekend at LSU was a perfect 10. I guess I am just going to focus on football and sit back and meditate on my decision."