At 6 foot, 2 inches and 190 pounds, throw Antonio Allen on the field just about anywhere and see what he can do. Add a 36 inch vertical to that, along with a 4.55/40 and you've got yourself an athlete.
Antonio wouldn't say that what he does is all that special, because he just does what the team needs him to do. "I fill up the alley, flow to the ball and just make the plays I need to," Allen said. "We've got a lot of great players, so people just need to do their jobs and we'll win."
That's an understatement
On their way to the 2B state
title last season, Trinity Catholic (
And their opponent?
That's right; naddda, nathan, nuthin, zip, zilch
Seven shutouts to open the season, eight total on the year and the Celtics ended up giving up 100 points for the entire season, while they amassed a whopping 672. They ended up scoring 48 points per game and allowed just over seven per.
For Antonio, he may not be boasting a lot about what he did, but the 114 tackles, two interceptions and five pass break ups are nothing to sneeze at. That's actually pretty darn good.
To be honest, when Allen heard
about the offer, it was as far as he can remember, the first thing he ever heard
Allen plans on doing that with various schools this summer, but to where he isn't exactly sure. More because he's not the one doing the driving. "I'm probably just going to tag along with a few of my teammates when they go on visits and wherever they go, that's where I will go."
Allen didn't say whether or not
The question with
Consider it ironic then Allen's
choice if he had to make one today of the
Antonio said that he is going to look around, though, and there's going to be a lot of schools he'll be checking out one way or another before he's done.
Oh, but not
"Nope, not going there," Allen
said of the Gators. "
That's probably a little odd
considering the fact that out of
Things could change for Allen in the future, though, because he has absolutely no timeframe on when he'd like to make a decision. And refreshingly enough for those outside of the state, he doesn't care about the weather, location and while other players, even the so-called all-everythings of the country are consumed with depth charts, Allen could care less.
"I want to play and be part of a good team. That's it," he said. "You have to compete wherever you go, so whoever is there right now doesn't matter to me."
Nope, about the only thing that
matters to Allen right now is football, but the prep-kind instead. It's spring
And when the 2B Celtics face off against the 5A Cougars, Allen is expecting about the same thing to happen, which happened almost all of last year. "I think they will get zero points on our defense," Allen said. "And I think our offense will get around 40."
"Yeah, I'll go with that – 48-0."
Stay tuned to see if his prediction comes true and we'll keep you up-to-date about that offer officially coming in and keep an eye on this school, because one teammate (WR, Dion Lecorn) already has a Husker offer and like Allen, running back Rudell Small is supposed to have one on the way.