Allen Earns Offer From the Sunshine State

Grossmont Junior College in El Cajon, Calif. have a special offensive line prospect protecting their quarterback during the 2013 season with A.J Allen. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound specimen recently picked up an offer from South Florida. Will Allen take a visit to Tampa Bay? It's here at

A.J. Allen, a mobile and athletic specimen who plays offensive tackle for Grossmont Junior College in El Cajon, Calif., has been outstanding through the first five games for the Jaguars.

Allen provides a terrific combination of size and skillset at 6-foot-7, 315-pounds and is strong in pass protection. Those qualities are coveted by college coaches from every region and has earned Allen offers from South Florida, Kansas State, Arizona State, Middle Tennessee, Arkansas State, Kentucky, and more.

One school that surprised the athletic pass protector with an offer was South Florida, who recently got involved and offered in the past week.

"It was a really big offer for me," Allen said. "They messaged me the day before they offered me and it was kind of a surprise. I'm really happy about it, it's a nice school, and they run a pro-style offense. If I had a chance to get to the NFL, it would get me ready. I really like the program."

Will Allen make it to Tampa Bay to check out Willie Taggart's program?

"I'm very excited to take my visit over there for the Louisville game," Allen said.

Asides from the Bulls, Allen plans to take two additional visits, but no firm dates are set.

"I'm going to visit Arkansas State and Kansas State, but I don't know the other ones right now," Allen said. "I know it will be sometime in November or Early December."

After earning a new offer, does Allen have any leaders in his recruitment?

"Yeah, my favorites are South Florida, Arizona State, Arkansas State, and Kansas State," Allen said. "I'm thinking about waiting to the end of my season to commit because I don't want to rush anything. I want to focus on the mission I have ahead because we have a really good chance to make it to states. I'm going to wait off until maybe November to make my decision."

Allen is on pace to graduate in December and will have three years to play following the 2013 season.

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