On Tuesday afternoon, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain quarterback Kyle Allen officially released his top five school—and UCLA made the cut.
The Bruins joined a list of Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State competing for the services of the number one quarterback in the country. Allen visited UCLA for the spring game in April, and reportedly came away impressed with the visit. After the visit, we reported that UCLA was one of the heavy favorites for the quarterback.
Allen is expected to make his final decision over the summer, potentially as early as July. As expected, neither of the two local schools (Arizona or Arizona State) made the cut, with ASU getting ahead of the news by offering Novato (Calif.) San Marin quarterback Manny Wilkins on Monday. With both Arizona schools out of the running, UCLA is the closest thing to a "hometown" choice for Allen.
There is a thought that Allen could be a pied piper of sorts for a very talented 2014 class of Arizona prospects, including four star receivers Jalen Brown, Mark Andrews, and Tyler Whiley, in addition to offensive lineman Natrell Curtis.
If Allen chose UCLA, it would mark the second time in three years that UCLA has poached a five star quarterback from the state of Arizona, with Brett Hundley joining UCLA out of Chandler.
UCLA Makes Allen's Top 5
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