LB/FB Roger Allison will be high on the list of top players in the state of Michigan this year. The Lake Orion star's accolades last year include All-State mention, All-County Dream Team, Detroit News All-Metro North 1st team, Detroit Free Press All-Metro North 1st team, and All-League 1st team. As a linebacker, he racked up 102 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 10 pass breakups. He also tore it up as a running back, rushing for 1,630 yards and 21 TDs. So far, he's been getting some solid early interest as Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Clemson, Virginia, West Virginia, Boston College, and Michigan State have been among those sending mail.
"(I've gotten) mostly letters so far," he said. "I think my coach talked to a couple colleges, but I'm not sure about that."
Roger, who benches 350, has already been to some college campuses.
"Last summer, I went to Michigan camp," he said. "This year, I went to Michigan State and Indiana."
As far as camps go, he will be busy this summer.
"I think I go to Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State (the Senior Advanced Camp) for sure," he said.
Roger has excelled on both sides of the ball in high school. Where does he think he'll play in college?
"I think I'll be playing linebacker, maybe fullback," he said. "Most of the schools said I'd be a linebacker."
Roger seems to have his eyes on the Big Ten area when it comes to colleges. When asked who his top schools were, he replied "Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State... Boston College sends me stuff every day… probably Illinois." He said the Spartans are a team that has moved up into his top three.
Is there anyone he'd like to hear more from? "I got one letter from Oklahoma," he said. "It would be good to hear from them."
Roger says one of his goals is to get on the field fast in college. When asked about some of the things that would be important in choosing a school, he answered "I think a good football school, but a chance to play early... not as a freshman, but at least sophomore year."
When is he looking to make a final choice?
"If one of my favorite teams offers me early and there's a good chance I could play early, I'd probably commit," he said. "But if that's not the case, I'll probably wait and take visits."