Allen Has Options

Only halfway through his prep athletic career, Trevor Allen already is the turning heads of college scouts in football and baseball. The Waukee (IA) High talent talks about his future in this premium story.

Trevor Allen is torn. He's undecided where he'll continue his athletic career after high school and unsure what sport it will be. It might end up being two of them.

Allen, a four-sport standout at Waukee (IA) High, favors football and baseball. He's showing signs of being able to play both at the collegiate level. There's also a chance a professional opportunity could present itself on the diamond after his senior season.

"Hmmm," Allen said when asked what would happen if he had to choose just one sport. "I'm not really sure what I'm going to do on that one. That's a tough one."

Luckily, that decision sits down the road. The class of 2015 running back/shortstop retains two years of prep eligibility.

"I actually have a really packed summer," the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Allen said. "I'm playing baseball. I have basketball workouts to do and football camps to go to.

"I know I'm going to the Iowa and Iowa State (football) camps. I'm going to try to do two out-of-state camps, like K-State and maybe Georgia."

Allen said he's hearing most often from Iowa and Iowa State in football recruiting but they're not alone.

"I have a bunch of different schools sending me letters and invites to their camps," Allen said. "I don't have any (scholarship) offers yet. I can't really tell right now (if any program is close to offering). Maybe when the season starts, I'll get a feel."

In addition to being up in the air about what sport he might play down the road, Allen is split down the middle on how he feels about the in-state schools after visiting Iowa and Iowa State.

"They're both good," he said. "I wouldn't mind going to school at either one of them. I like Iowa because it's a big school. Then again, Iowa State is a smaller school and I like that, too. I can't decide which one I like better right now."

Allen ran track for Waukee this spring and was a member of state qualifying sprint replays. He reported his best split in the 100 meters at 11.0 seconds and a 22.0 in the 200.

He's not just a speedster on the gridiron, however.

"I think I run hard and I run downhill," Allen said. "I'm not afraid of contact."

Waukee prefers to rush the ball as opposed to throwing it but Allen said he likes to run routes and feels confident in his ability to catch it out of the backfield.

Something to keep in mind when discussing Trevor Allen's recruitment is that his older brother, A.J. Allen, is a Division I recruit in the 2014 Class. A.J. also plays running back but some schools view him as a defensive back at the next level.

"He obviously has a been influence on what I do in my life and where I'm going to go and who I'm going to play for," Trevor said of A.J. "I'd love to play at the same school as him but then again it depends on where he goes and what he wants to do with his life and what I want to do."


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