Michael Allen explains interest in Vols

Placing pressure on the opposition's quarterback is optimal for winning football. Michael Allen is a prep football prospect that makes that happen.

BUFORD, Ga. — Michael Allen may not verbally commit to a college program until next year. If things continue going as they are now, Tennessee will be one of the schools from which he chooses in the end.

“They make you feel at home,” Allen told InsideTennessee.

The 6-foot-6, 241-pounder made his way to Knoxville for an invite-only junior day on March 5 and continues to hear from Tennessee recruiting coordinator Robert Gillespie and defensive graduate assistant Nathan Ollie.

“Honestly I want to say maybe it’s either every other day or like every three days, something like that. Either coach Gillespie is hitting me up or coach Ollie,” the Sugar Hill, Georgia, native said.

Allen played along the same Lanier (Ga.) High School defensive front as five-star tackle Derrick Brown. In 2015, Allen registered eight sacks and two interceptions for a Longhorns team that reached the second round of the GHSA Class AAAAA state playoffs after eliminating East Paulding 27-13.

The Scout three-star prospect is the No. 51-rated defensive end in the 2017 class. For more about his experience at The Opening Atlanta and his interest in the Tennessee Volunteers, check out the exclusive video interview with InsideTennessee above.


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