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.