Four-Star Juco DL Josh Allen Has De-Committed from Arizona

Arizona suffered a tough blow on Sunday when prized JUCO recruit Josh Allen decided to de-commit from the Cats and open up his recruitment. The Huskers have already given him a call.

Long Beach City (Calif.) four-star defensive end Josh Allen committed to Arizona back in July and despite several colleges continuing to pursue him, the athlete looked solid with the Cats. 

That all changed Sunday night when Allen tweeted out that he was officially de-committing from UA.

"I've been thinking about it about and just felt like it was time to open things up," Allen said. "I think I committed too soon and I want to get a little further away from home. I think getting away will help me grow up, become a better person and help get to the League (NFL).

"I loved Arizona and the coaches were great with me but I just feel this is the best thing for me. I felt like I had to open things up in order  for other schools to know I was serious about them. Now that I'm back on the market, I think things will pick up for me and they already have."

Allen hasn't set up any official visits yet but is talking to a handfulf of schools right now.

"I just got off the phone with Nebraska," Allen said. "They haven't offered yet but I think they're close and we had a really good talk. Texas and Arkansas have reached out as well and I'm still talking with Alabama and Temple as well. 

"I'm still on track to graduate early and be a mid-year enrollee so I know I need to start moving quick here. I redshirted this past year so I can focus on my grades and make sure I stay on track to do that. I'll have three years to play three next fall and I'm looking for an opportunity to  come in and make an immediate impact."


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