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.