Pahokee's Allen plans on visiting Rocky Top

Going after prospects at a need position no matter if they are committed elsewhere is just how the top recruiters in the country do it. One prospect that Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron appear to be after is Pahokee's outside linebacker Zachary Allen. Allen, who is committed to Wake Forest, admitted he has interest in the Vols. For the latest on his recruitment go inside.

Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron knows how to recruit, there is no doubt about it.

Both led Southern California's recruiting efforts before earning SEC head coaching jobs, now with Kiffin leading the Tennessee Football program, it's no surprise that one of his first hires was Orgeron to lead the Tennessee recruiting efforts.

Orgeron has a reputation as one of the nations top recruiters and as a coach that doesn't take no for an answer. Don't expect this Tennessee coaching staff to stop recruiting a prospect just because they happen to be committed elsewhere.

One prospect that fits that mold is Pahokee Florida linebacker Zachary Allen.

Allen, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound outside linebacker who has 4.5 speed, committed to Wake Forest earlier in the summer. confirmed with Allen Sunday evening that he indeed plans on taking some of his official visits, despite being committed to the Demon Deacons.

"Tennessee is recruiting me really hard," Allen said. "I plan on taking an official visit there."

Allen's former teammate Nu'Keese Richardson is a true freshman at Rocky Top, Allen is aware of how his friend is doing.

"He is showing out up there," Allen said. "It's not surprising to me. He is a great athlete."

According to Allen, Richardson is also doing a little recruiting for the Volunteers.

"Yeah he is telling me how much they need me up there," Allen said. "I do have interest in Tennessee."

Allen attended a summer camp in Knoxville in June.

"I liked the campus a lot," Allen said. "It's a bigger town than I expected it to be. Coach Kiffin is very cool and interesting."

Other schools that Allen plan on taking official visits to include Tennessee, Miami, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Auburn.

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