Four-star S Allen Impressed by Rutgers Visit

Rutgers hosted stud four-star safety Marcus Allen out of Henry Wise High (Upper Marlboro, Md.) Saturday morning for a spring practice. Allen is one of the most coveted defensive backs in the region and discussed his first impressions of visiting Rutgers.

Four-star safety Marcus Allen has been hearing constantly from Rutgers offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski and said the interest made him want to visit Piscataway, N.J., for himself.

Heading up from Henry Wise High (Upper Marlboro, Md.) to Rutgers for a Saturday practice, Allen left impressed with the experience.

"It's a nice, friendly environment," Allen said. "There are people that really care for you. I know there are two coaches that really, really care for me and that's coach [Darrell] Wilson and coach Wrobo. That really made me happy that coaches really care for a player that they didn't even sign to them yet."

Allen knew Wilson from his time as Iowa's recruiter in the region and started building a relationship with Wroblewski last year.

"I've been speaking to coach Wrobo for a minute now," Allen said. "We've been going back and forth on Facebook. He really wanted me to come up there really bad. I made sure that I made my way up there and it impressed me a lot."

Clemson, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Maryland, N.C. State and Wake Forest have all played host to Allen throughout the recruiting process. With plenty of schools to compare Rutgers to, the environment stood out.

"I got real friendly environment and the coaches really want me and like me a lot, so I feel like I could fit in at Rutgers," he said. "I like the environment at Rutgers also."

Georgia Tech, Rutgers, N.C. State and Penn State have been the most involved in his recruitment, but Allen has no leaders.

Allen plans to make a verbal commitment by the end of the summer.

"I'm still going to get on visits because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to try to get so I plan to make the best out of it," he said. "I want to commit before my senior year to make it stress free."

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