"Ever since AAU season has been over I've been really thinking about it, focusing on it and narrowing down schools," Allen said. "I'm trying to get it done in November."
The 6-foot-8 forward has already taken official visits to UNLV and Stanford. Allen said both trips went well.
"It was great to be able to go out to California," he said about Stanford. "I've been there a lot, but I had never been to Palo Alto before so it was different. I really enjoyed the campus and it was a great atmosphere."
Allen said the proximity and familiarity with UNLV is among the reasons that he likes the Rebels.
"It's the hometown school and being able to play in front of all these fans and my teammates and my dad and my mom," he said. "Everyone is here so that'd be a big plus."
Next up for Allen is an official to Oregon the weekend of October 15th. Then he will take his official trip to North Carolina two weeks later.
"I believe it will be on the 27th, 28th and 29th of October," Allen said of his trip to Chapel Hill.
On Thursday, Roy Williams watched Allen, a standout at Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, work out and then went to his house for an in-home visit.
The North Carolina coaching staff has relayed to Allen that they want to utilize him as a face up four-man.
"They want me to play in the high post and trail and work from the top where I can pass, dribble and do things like that," Allen said.
"They want me to play the stretch four," he added. "That's what I've been told. They want me to pull out bigger defenders and be able to play big or small depending on what they need me at."
North Carolina has also offered forward T.J. Warren in the 2012 class, but that's for a different position.
"As far as a T.J. Warren they want him more as a three," Allen explained.
What does Allen like most about the Tar Heels?
"Definitely the competitiveness every year," Allen said. "They are one of the top programs in the country every year and are always competing for the title."
"It's a very competitive atmosphere and every year they are up there," he added.
Of the four schools on his list, UNC is the only school located on opposite coast. Allen said if he's going to leave the West Coast it will have to be for something special.
"I've always been thinking if I was going to go out East it would have to be to a big school where we could attempt to get a title," he said.
Although he doesn't have a date for a decision, Allen is planning to end his recruitment in the fall.
"For sure November," he said when asked about a decision. "That's where my goals are set at. I'm going to sign then. I might not even make a commitment, I might just sign."