"Right now my list is UConn, Syracuse, Hofstra, UNH, Rhode Island, Dartmouth, and Villanova. I've got an offer from Rhode Island so far." Allen has already made some trips unofficially. "I've been to a few junior days at New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and UConn. I haven't set any officials yet."
Diehard Connecticut fans may know that Allen is the younger brother of current Huskie freshman fullback Louis Allen. With a sibling already enrolled in Storrs and playing for the Huskies we posed the question if the scenario would weigh heavily on his decision. "Yeah he knows a lot of information about the school that others don't know. So it will play a major role in my decision."
Early on Tim says that, "UConn is probably recruiting me the hardest right now...they call once a week and I've been to 3 or 4 of their games already." Given the fact that he's made a few visits to see his brother and the Huskies play would that imply that they are his leader? "No I'm still pretty open at this point. Assistant coach Hank Hughes has done a good job recruiting me though. They are recruiting me for the defensive side of the ball like the other big school (Syracuse) while most of the others are recruiting me to play running back."
Through 3 games this season Tim Allen has 83 carries for 504 yards and 2 touchdowns. It looks like he's well on his way to yet another 2,000+ yard rushing season. "I think my field vision helps me a lot. Plus I've got decent speed and good strength." Having rushed for so many yards in his career the lack of scholarship offers may puzzle some people but Allen continues to work on the field and during practice to try and improve his chances for more offers. "After this next game I might make a highlight tape of this year to this point and see what that gets me."
The younger Allen tells us that he tries to watch and learn from someone close to home and a budding NFL superstar. "I look up to my brother and I like to watch Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins too.
UConnFan.com will continue to follow the recruitment of Tim Allen as he continues to produce outstanding stats during his senior season.