TE Has 10 Offers

At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Venice, Fla. standout tight end Brad Allen is coming off a solid junior season in which he had 13 receptions for 258 yards and one touchdown.

"We're primarily a running team here at Venice so whenever I get a chance to catch the ball, I make sure I do something with it," he said. "Hopefully I'll get some opportunities to do some things again this season."

A full academic qualifier (4.2/1260), Allen also competes in track where he throws the shot put (48 feet) and discus (140 feet).

He's already well into the recruiting process, having recently completed a weeklong tour of schools.

"We just recently got back from a weeklong trip," he said. "We went to Wake Forest, Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Georgia Tech where I also did their one day camp. It was a great trip. All four schools had different things that I liked and different things that stood out."

The talented tight end has scholarship offers from all four programs plus six others.

"I'm up to 10 offers right now," he said. "In addition, several schools called me during May to talk on the phone. I got calls from those four, Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford, Florida, UCF, and USF."

Allen said Miami coach Art Kehoe stopped by the school but the tight end didn't get a chance to talk to the UM coach.

"He came by the school to watch practice and I guess he told my coach that he was interested in recruiting me," he said. "We didn't really get a chance to talk. He may have called and missed me but we didn't get a chance to talk on the phone last month. They've asked me to come to their camp."

Allen, whose father played college ball at a Division 3 program, said he has a top five mapped out up to this point.

"My top five right now would be Vanderbilt, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Wake Forest," he said. "However, I won't be jumping into any quick decisions."

Allen will get another chance to impress the UM coaches at a summer camp next month.

"Me and a few of my teammates are going to the Down & Dirty Camp in the middle part of the state (Lakeland) next month," he said of a camp that Kehoe coaches at every summer.

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