Over 800 yards rushing and 9 touchdowns on offense; 80 tackles and two interceptions on defense. And he's got two touchdowns to his name on special teams. Plus, he's a 100m, 200m and 4X100m track guy. And, oh yes, he's got a 3.4 GPA.
There's also the little thing about over 20 written offers.
5 foot, 10 inch 180 pound Asher Allen isn't looking for attention; he's got it and there's plenty more on the way.
There's this other guy, Morrice Richardson and he's 6 foot, 2 inches tall, weighs 215 pounds, plays either DE or LB, had 85 tackles and three sacks on defense, plus he runs the 400m, 4X100 and 4X200 for Westlake high school in Atlanta, Georgia.
He's got almost 20 offers on the table.
These two are cousins, as you probably already know and comprise one of the most lethal potential package deals you are going to see this year.
It's not a gimmee, of course, but as Allen says himself, these guys are hard to keep apart. "We hang out together, we work out three times a week together and we've taken visits to schools together," he said. "We always talk about what it would like to play together, because we just kind of feed off one another."
The feeding is also friendly competition, Asher currently boasting more written offers than Morrice. It's not as big of a disparity as it once was, though, Allen saying that Richardson has been closing the gap. "At one point I was whipping his butt; I had like nine offers to his one," Asher said. "But he went to a couple of camps, showed out and now he's closing ground."
The thing about that list of offers, you'd expect them to be virtually the same. It's not like this whole idea of a package deal has been a secret, so if one school is going to offer Morrice, certainly they'd go after Allen as well.
Surprisingly, that's not the case. "There's a few schools that are looking at me that aren't looking at Morrice and he's got some looking at him that aren't looking at me," Allen said. "I guess it just has to do with what a team needs and all that, but it's interesting when you look at it."
One of those teams that Morrice has gotten attention from that hasn't offered Allen is of course, the University of Nebraska. Not only is there no offer, Allen said that there hasn't even been any mail. With a multitude of offers, though, it's not bothering Asher all that much. "That's just recruiting and I guess they aren't looking at me, but I know they are looking at Morrice," Allen said. "I don't think anything about it, because if we go to the same place, there are lots of schools going after us both."
Unlike most recruits in this process, who are at least to an extent trying to narrow down some fast-growing lists, Allen is looking at the list, watching it get bigger and just sitting back, taking it all in. Here's one kid that is as calculated off the field as he is on it, because he understands what that calendar is saying. "It's way too early to start thinking about narrowing anything down or looking at just a couple of schools," he said. "I don't think about it all that much and when Morrice and I talk about it, it's not about thinking about a school, but just what a school is like."
"I'm so far from looking at specific teams, there are opportunities for everyone, because I don't want to overlook any opportunities for me."
The ‘me'-word indicates that while his potential future as a teammate with Morrice is ideal, it isn't a necessity for either him or his best friend. And while schools may indeed be recruiting them as a package deal, that's not necessarily how it will play out.
There's a good chance, though, enough of one, that it's realistic to think that if a program is recruiting both, they have a better shot than they would with just one. Allen does ride the fence with any finalities in that respect. "Like I said, it'd be nice to play together and we are looking at schools that way to a certain extent," he said. "But, it does come down to what I want, what he wants and if they aren't the same schools, that's ok to, because we each have to take care of ourselves."
"But, I know we are trying to."
With recent offers from Clemson, South Carolina and Florida, Allen has more offers to add to the pile, knowing his is just a little bit bigger than his best friend's. Now, will those schools offer Richardson is probably a question that Asher will ask if he hasn't already.
LSU has been the most recent impact-player in the mix, but again, there's the issue of both being offered, Richardson not yet holding a written ship from the Tigers. That will be one of the keys for them, if they are going to have success, as it will be with anyone else.
There may be nobody saying "We're definitely going to the same school" or "I'm not looking at anyone that's not looking at my cousin", but it's about as close as you can get.
With that being said, if you are a fan, you can indeed look at them as one of the most potent package deals in the country and if you are a school, you might want to do that as well. Not saying that you can't get one without the other, but from where it stands right now, the school that wants just one will more than likely get none.
This is a matched set.