"I went to Purdue and Oklahoma State this past week, and I am flying out at 6:40 am with my dad and uncle," stated Drew Allen. "We fly into Jackson (MS) and we should get there around noon."
Anyone accompanying the 6' 5 1/2", 200 San Antonio (TX) signal caller?
"I am bringing my dad and my uncle, who besides my parents, is my biggest fan throughout my football career and just my whole life. He has missed one game my whole career, and this will be his first trip to get to come with me, so this is pretty special for all of us."
Drew was able to visit the Rebel's campus in March, but hopefully this trip will give him a chance to cross all of his T's and dot all of his I's.
"I think it is suppose to be a real pretty day tomorrow up there. Last time I was up there, it was real cold and muggy. I am trying to accomplish visiting all of my favorites over a few week period. I went to Ole Miss in March, but I went on all of my other visits in the last couple of weeks. I want to see more of the campus this time around. Last time I mostly toured their athletic facilities."
What questions need to be answered this time around?
"I am not sure if I have any questions. I talk to Coach Austin on the phone a lot, pretty much weekly since the whole recruiting process started. We have a very good and upfront relationship. I also talk to Coach Nutt a lot, especially the last few weeks when we have been trying to line up this trip. I have a good enough relationship with those two coaches to not have many questions. But I guess the one question I do have is what kind of offense are they going to really run next year. I know Coach Austin wants us two to go watch some film on how they plan to use their QB's at Ole Miss. I know Coach Austin is huge on a pro style offense, but I also know Coach Nutt has been really big on letting his running backs be the focal point in his offenses at Arkansas so I want to see what type of stamp Coach Austin has made with their new offense tomorrow when we go over the film."
Who else in the picture?
"Wake Forest, Oklahoma State, Purdue, and Vandy are the other schools that I am still considering."
What stands out with each school?
Wake Forest - "Their coaching staff. They are real honest, and they win a lot."
Oklahoma State - "I like their staff and massive facilities."
Purdue - "They are in a passing offense, and they have sent a lot of QB's to the league like Drew Breese. I also liked all of the staff I got to meet while I was on my trip."
Vandy - "I liked the town and coaching staff. Basically every place I have been to I really liked their staff. I would not have narrowed it down to any of those five if I did not like their staff, so I guess that is kind of a given."
Ole Miss - "Coaches Nutt and Austin are really two of the best coaches in America. I have a great relationship with both of those coaches. Their football tradition is deep and they have great fans. I also like the people in Mississippi. The first time I went overt there, everyone was so friendly, and I am looking forward to seeing if they are going to be as nice the second time around as they were the first."
Allen passed for over 2, 500 yards and 28 TD's as a junior.