One thing is real clear for Grossmont CC offensive lineman A.J. Allen; he will not play at Cincinnati.
"I just felt like Texas Tech would have been a better fit for me (than Cincinnati)."
Texas Tech has yet to offer A.J. Allen, but plans to visit to the campus soon.
"Instead of this weekend, it's gonna be next weekend I'm going to try and visit."
He stated his transcripts just got sent into the school. Allen was originally set to visit Cincinnati, but told the Bearcats he is no longer interested in playing there.
"I do not see that in my future just because I kind of want to play in a bigger conference."
Allen has a back-up plan in case Texas Tech does not offer. If the Red Raiders do not provide the highly coveted scholarship Allen seeks, he has a list of top four schools who have offered him.
"Kansas State, Kansas University, South Florida and Purdue and that's in no order at all."
South Florida plays in the same conference, the American Athletic Conference, with Cincinnati. Allen stated South Florida remains in the running because he has a tremendous chance to start for the Bulls.
The most appealing campus to Allen thus far is Kansas State.
"It stood out to me the most because it's like a big college town, but facilities wise Purdue and Kansas stood out to me the most."
Offensive line coach Lee Hays is the only person on staff who is currently speaking to Allen.
Texas Tech featured a young, inexperienced offensive line in 2013. Most of those players will return, but if there's one position that teams can't have too much depth at, it's the big men up front.
Change of Plans for Allen?
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