Aurora high school (Neb.) athlete Austin Allen currently sits at three offers, but his prediction at this point would have only been one.
Allen knew Iowa State was getting close to offering before he attended the Cyclones junior day, but had no way of predicting Central Florida.
Allen’s other offer?
The University of Nebraska.
“It was huge for me. It was a great starting point. The Huskers - wow, they are power five. That’s the real deal. It’s amazing,” said Allen. “I grew up in Nebraska. I watch them everyday Saturday. I have only been to two games, but the atmosphere is crazy. It’s a really nice place.”
Allen admits it was hard not pulling the trigger on the spot.
“It was ridiculous to hear from Nebraska. I hadn’t gotten any offers, so for Nebraska to come in, it was out of the blue,” said Allen. “It caught me by surprise, but I had to talk to the coaches, talk with my family and see the campus.
“I want to get to know anybody looking me at, I’m probably going to wait a bit. I want to see how the coaches are. Wherever I go, I’m going to be there for four years, so I need to want to be there.”
Allen will be at Nebraska’s junior day on March 12. It’s hard to not like the 6-foot-8 prospect’s game. While Nebraska likes him as a tight end, Aurora uses him also all over the field on defense.
“They really put me in positions to make a play,” said Allen. “With my length, they want to see what I can do.”