Alloway Enjoying the Process

Feb. 17 -- The Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver, Damian Alloway, is enjoying the recruiting process so far...

Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver Damian Alloway (5-10, 175) is up to eight offers, with Kansas the latest to join the mix.

All told, the four-star has offers from California, UCLA, Washington State, Washington, Utah, Duke, Colorado and Kansas and he thinks more could be coming.

Notre Dame and I have been talking a lot and Coach (Bob) Elliott wants me to get on the phone with their offensive coordinator and I think offer number nine is coming,” said Alloway. “I’ve been talking with the USC coaches more recently and I think Oregon could be offering sometime soon.”

Alloway said he’s been having fun with the increase in communication with schools.

“It has been fun so far,” said Alloway. “It is really starting to pick up now that the spring is coming up, and I’m hearing from more coaches and more schools.”

Alloway said that Cal and UCLA have been the most active in recruiting him.

“Cal and UCLA have been talking to me a ton,” said Alloway. “Coach Meat at UCLA (Demetrice Martin) has been having me call him all the time and is sending me handwritten letters. Coach (Greg) Burns is talking to me all the time from Cal too.”

Kansas receivers coach Rob Likens is also still heavily after him, having offered him when he was at Cal.

“Now that Coach Likens is gone from Cal, I talk with Coach Burns there, but I still talk with Coach Likens a lot at Kansas and really like him,” said Alloway.

USC is also talking often with Alloway.

“Coach (Clay) Helton and Coach (Peter) Sirmon talk to me the most and also Coach Tee (Martin) is talking with me a lot,” said Alloway. “I went to their Junior Day and enjoyed it.”

Coming soon are visits to UCLA and Cal.

“We’re going to head up to UCLA with our 7v7 team, Ground Zero, and meet with the coaches and I’ll probably talk with Coach Meat and Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) there,” said Alloway. “And we’re going to go visit Cal too, either with our team or me and my family and meet with the coaches there.”

Alloway said that he’s open to playing on both sides of the ball, especially with several of his offers as an athlete.

But his heart is on offense.

“I’m getting recruited as an athlete, and when I get somewhere, I know they all want to use me on special teams, but I think I fit better on offense and I think offense is where my future is,” said Alloway. “I would be down for defense and whatever I can do to play early. I just love offense.”

Alloway helped Ground Zero win the Passing Down Best In the West Tournament last spring and with most of their team back, has his eyes set on the Pylon Elite National 7v7 in Las Vegas next weekend.

“We’re going to Vegas to win it,” said Alloway. “We did good last spring, and it was really a lot of our guys first time playing together and we won the Passing Down tournament so we’re really trying to go bigger and win the Pylon tournament this time.”

Alloway said he’s at a 3.6 academically and will take the SAT and ACT in the spring.


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