New QB Pledge Already Recruiting

Less than a week after committing to Syracuse, Texas QB prospect Zach Allen is already wearing his recruiting hat for the Orange.

Hours after Temple (TX) QB Zach Allen committed to Syracuse on May 30, he told that he wanted to begin helping the staff recruit the Class of 2013.

Less than a week later, he has followed suit. Not only has the 6-foot-2, 185-pound signal-caller reached out to fellow Texans, but he even made a call up north to Michigan on Tuesday in order to get a hold of three-star Detroit (MI) Cass Tech DB DeJuan Rogers.

"It's something I wanted to do," said Allen. "I want to get one of the best classes Syracuse has ever had before.

"I feel football kind of starts with the quarterback so why not recruiting? I feel it's worth a shot."

The "shot" to call Rogers was a timely one. The versatile 6-foot-1, 175-pounder is planning on making a decision sometime this month and Syracuse is the only BCS school to offer at this point even though Iowa is likely next in line to extend.

Allen says he calls the Syracuse coaches and simply asks for certain recruits' contact information before going to work. But Rogers isn't the only potential commit Allen is working on.

"He (Rogers) is a good player," admitted Allen. "I've also got a lot of linemen thinking about Syracuse, and they are taking visits soon."

Rogers admires Allen's quick turnaround from being a player on the open market to 'Cuse recruiter.

"He was just asking how I felt about joining them (SU commits) and some others," said Rogers. "He said he really likes everything about it!"

For the Texas product, it was not only about recruiting. It was about letting future fans know that he is all about the ACC-bound program.

"I read some of the comments on fans posts and a lot are worrying that I'm going to leave if I get a closer offer," said Allen. "I wish they knew I gave Syracuse my word and I'm not leaving."

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