Florida Running Back Keeps Tabs With Pitt

2011 running back continues to set more individual and team goals, and keeps in touch with Pitt assistant coach Bernard Clark.

With two regular season games to go, 2011 running back Breon Allen has helped his Warner Christian Academy team to a 8-0 record, outscoring its seven opponents by a combined score of 340-38.

"It's going better than expected--not better--better than I thought it would be I guess," Allen said of his team's season. "We're feeling a lot of things clicking. Things are going real good."

After the regular season concludes in a couple weeks, Allen said there would be three playoff games before the Class 1B state championship on December 10, a date he and his teammates have circled on their calendars.

Through eight games, Allen has rushed 69 times for 1,029 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has six receptions for 126 yards and three touchdown receptions. On defense, he has 63 tackles with three interceptions; two of those returned for touchdowns. Though corner is a possibility for him at the next level, he plays linebacker at Warner.

"Actually, this year I'm more linebacker, kind of like a Rover type," Allen said. "When I'm playing (defense), I'm bumped up in the box. When things aren't working out so well on offense, I'll take it out on (the other team's offense). I don't like staying on the sideline."

Also the team's kicker, Allen has four kickoffs for touchbacks. On the other end of special teams, he has three punts returned for touchdowns.

Earlier this week, Allen spoke with Pitt assistant Bernard Clark, as he still has an interest in the Panthers.

"I talked to coach Clark a day or two ago," Allen said. "Right now, I'm just waiting for (test) scores to come back. Everything's good."

Allen also talks with Clark about how Pitt's season is going so far.

"A lot of it is about the season, but it's mostly about academics," Allen said. "I got to get those academics. When I get that right, then we get to football. I watched (Pitt). I got to see highlights against Syracuse last week. I saw the first play of game. It looks like they're trying to get back on track."

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