"I have a really great opportunity to do great things and get a lot of good reps," Allen informed of his reasoning. "By the time fall rolls around I will have a spring practice and a summer work out underneath my belt."
At first Allen did not know if foregoing the rest of his senior years was in his best interest, but after some contemplation he had a change of heart.
"Coach Heupel thought it was a good idea," explained Allen. "At the beginning when he first brought it up I was really hesitant about it. At first I thought no, but after I thought about it for awhile I just thought it was a great opportunity."
If Sam Bradford elects to go pro following the Sooners match-up with the Florida Gators in the Fed Ex BCS Championship Game then Allen would be in the mix to contend for a starting spot from the get go.
Allen knows that enrolling early will help himself and his future teammates.
"Yes sir," responded Allen when addressing the possibility that the exact scenario could play out.
"I am going to the University of Oklahoma to play football, so why not take full advantage of it? I worked out everything with my counselor (to make sure he could enroll early) and it is a good situation to be in."
"I am excited about it!"
As a senior, Allen completed 56 % of his passes for over 2,600 yards and 25 touchdowns.
"I think I improved on my accuracy for sure," Allen said as he looked back on his final year of prep ball. I worked on my accuracy throughout the off-season. That helped a lot."
"And I just think my leadership grew overall. I had a really good work in the off-season. I got stronger and faster. That is something that I need to do every year and I think that I accomplished that."
OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel will be in-home with the Allen's on Wednesday evening.