It is fair to say that things have finally started to heat up in a big way for Texas gunslinger Drew Allen, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback from Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas.
"Everybody dreams about playing on the D1 level and I just feel so fortunate and blessed to have everything that I have. I not only feel really blessed to not only have my ability, but I am just glad to have just great parents that will help me through this. I am just glad that they have been able to come with me (on road trips)."
Allen has been on a long road trip as of late, and has toured schools across the country.
"Last Tuesday I went to Duke," Allen began. "I went over and met with Coach Cutcliffe. They showed me around for a couple of hours. Then we drove over to Winston Salem and spent the night there so we could visit Wake Forest. I really liked it."
"We then flew over to Denver and drove to Boulder and I was able to check out Colorado. I spent the whole day at Colorado. I met Coach Hawkins and he is a really good guy."
"From Colorado I drove down to Oklahoma and I went to the one day camp for a two-hour workout," Allen continued. "It went really well. I was just glad that he (Josh Huepel) invited me and I was able to get up there. It worked out perfectly."
Allen felt he had a solid camp performance to culminate his week long journey, and he is hopeful that the coaching staff at OU felt the same way.
"I felt I like did really good (at the camp)," Allen said.
"I felt really confident in myself and how I performed. I thought I did my best. It was really windy, but I felt I fought the wind really well. It does not matter what I think really. It is good that I am confident, but you know when it comes down to it is what the coaches think. I know they want to sit down and talk about it."
Allen also enjoyed spending some time with OU Head Coach Bob Stoops.
"I was able to talk to Coach Stoops for like five minutes to just shoot the breeze," Allen explained. "He seems like a real players coach and real down to earth. It was a lot of fun.
"Coach Huepel is also great. He was a great quarterback at OU and it was great to work with him."
Oklahoma has not yet stepped to the plate with an official offer, but Allen remains very interested in the program.
"Hopefully everything works out," Allen informed. "It would be great if it did. Their program is just off the charts. I was so impressed by their stadium, it is just huge, and their facilities are kind of ridiculous they are so much bigger."