Larry Allen Likes the Bruins

The son of the NFL Hall of Famer, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle offensive guard Larry Allen Jr., likes the balance of academics and football that UCLA has...

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle offensive guard Larry Allen had to wait a little longer than he had expected to get his first offer, but once the first one came in, several more came in.

"My recruiting wasn't that big at first, but then when the first offer came in, a bunch more came in," said Allen. "Hawaii was my first offer then Arizona State was my first Pac-12 offer."

In all, Allen has offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State and Washington State out of the Pac-12 as well as offers from Harvard, Hawaii, Toledo and Yale.

"I'm also talking a lot with Air Force, Boise State, UC Davis, Cal and Stanford and then also UCLA and USC some. Stanford, USC and UCLA are the schools I'm really hoping will offer me next."

Allen said all of the offers are coming as an offensive guard.

"I might play a little tackle if my team needs me to, but I'll probably just play guard in college," said Allen, who's 6-3, 275 with a goal of being 285 by fall.

Allen said a number of schools came through during the spring and some schools have wanted him to come to camps, but his summer schedule will be a little busy.

"We have a lot of team workouts and we want to win another state championship and we don't want anything to change from any other year," said Allen.

There is also the time he'll spend in Canton in July, where his father, Dallas Cowboys guard Larry Allen, will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"We're going to be out there for a couple of days for it and we were hoping to see some schools when we're there, but they have us pretty busy with events and dinners," said Allen.

Allen said he's not favoring any one school right now.

"None are really sticking out," said Allen. "From the one's that I've been talking to, none really are a preference. I want to take my time before I say a favorite."

Allen will try to hit a couple of schools in the West but doesn't plan any camps this summer.

"I want to see at least a few of them, just to see them in general on some visits but I don't think I'll do any camps," said Allen.

Allen said the coaching transition at De La Salle has been smooth, with longtime head coach Bob Ladouceur retiring and turning over the reins to Justin Alumbaugh.

"Our tempo will pick up and the pace we play at will be even faster, but we expect our success to be the same as last year and same as the year before and the same as it's always been," said Allen.

And Allen is also a fan of one of the offensive line coaches, who happened to be arguably the greatest offensive guard in NFL history.

"My dad is still helping coach the offensive line," said Allen. "He's a very good teacher at pass protection and consistency."

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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