2012 WR Takes In Hilltop!

June Jones and crew have taken the approach that they need to get SMU in front of kids early and often. While many would think that they are now almost completely focused on the 2011 recruiting class, the assistants are even looking farther beyond. Come read about a 2012 recruit that visited the Hilltop last week! If you don't have a premium membership, you are missing out!

June Jones and crew have taken the approach that they need to get SMU in front of kids early and often. While many would think that they are now almost completely focused on the 2011 recruiting class, the assistants are even looking farther beyond.

Last week, Coach Reinebold gave a tour to 2012 wide receiver Marcus Allen. The Rockledge High School (FL) soon to be sophomore is projected to be a highly recruited receiver in the 2012 class. At 5'9, Allen is running anywhere from a 4.6 to 4.7 forty.

Last year, in one varsity appearance, Allen had four catches for 60 yards. He is expected to be a major contributor on the offensive side of the football in 2009.

"We were really a run team last year, so I didn't get many chances. When I did, I made plays," state d Allen to PonyStampede.com. "I think this year will be a breakout year for me."

Allen, visiting his uncle in DFW for a weeks, took a complete tour of the campus, facilities, and football field.

"I really liked the visit. I liked the weight room the most. I got to out on the field while they were working out and talked with some of the players. It was pretty cool. I was talking with the kicker and a wide receiver. It was a pretty good time," said the 2012 prospect. "I have visited USF and Florida besides for SMU. My brother plays at Florida. His name is T.J. Lawrence. He is a red-shirt freshman. He had offers from LSU, Michigan, Florida, Boise State, and South Carolina."

Lawrence was rated a three-star by Scout.com and was the 58th wide receiver in the 2008 recruiting class. A feat that Allen would like to accomplish one day.

"I'm trying to be my own man, but I want the same opportunities that my brother had. I want a school that is family oriented. Not a school that is trying to show up other schools, but one that is interested in what you have to say," said Allen. "I felt SMU was really family oriented. When I was talking with the kicker, he said that everyone really knows everyone."

We will have more on Marcus Allen as he progresses through his sophomore season.


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