Zach Allen stays home after all

After an admittedly difficult time dealing with the departure of Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, Zach Allen decided to switch his commitment to TCU Friday night.

Zach Allen had been arguably the most solid commitment Syracuse had in its 2013 class. He was gathering phone numbers of prospects all across the country to bring to Central New York with him in order to help Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett bring a top-notch offense into the ACC in 2013.

After six months of doing so, the Temple (TX)QB was still planning on enrolling at SU in this month once news broke of Marrone bolting to become the head coach of the Buffalo Bills.

"I was prepared a little bit for it," he said Wednesday. "I just had to take a step back and relax to let everything to settle down."

Then, Hackett joined Marrone in Buffalo.

"With coach Hackett leaving, it was a big blow," he admitted. "He was the main reason why I committed."

Even still, Allen was on board to enroll at Syracuse, until he took a late visit to TCU Friday. The Horned Frogs had just offered him a scholarship, as did Oklahoma State, once news of Marrone's departure broke.

Allen struggled with the decision, always feeling somewhat loyal to the school that provided his first big offer, but enrolling without the certainty of an offensive coordinator he could trust combined with the timing of the TCU push led to his de-commitment from SU and flip to TCU.

After confirming the news, Allen led Scout.com know that he plans to enroll at TCU on Monday.

Allen went in-depth on the decision and more with HornedFrogBlitz.com HERE.


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