Allen Taking His Time

2013 four-star recruit Dakarai Allen recently trimmed his list of scholarship offers to ten. His father Von Allen took a moment to talk about his son's recruiting process and what he's looking for in a school.

Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon small forward Dakarai Allen isn't concerning himself with thoughts of basketball after college.

After all, he wants to enjoy his college experience first.

"He's very level headed," explained Dakarai's father, Von Allen. "I'm just proud of him for about not worrying about the NBA and all those different things. He wants to make sure he finds the right school, but he wants to take his time."

The 6'6", 165 lb. four-star recruit just trimmed his list of scholarship offers to this past week, UNLV, USC, UCLA, San Diego State, Colorado, Pepperdine, Oregon, Washington State, Arizona, and California.

The list includes schools Allen feels will give him the entire college experience.

"He's not worried about going to the NBA as soon as he gets to college," Allen explained. "He wants to enjoy the college life."

Born in Los Angeles, Allen said it is particularly exciting for his son to have received offers from UCLA and USC.

"He really tries to take pride in working hard and always trying to get better every day and every season," said Allen. "He's been putting in a lot of hard work so it's great for him to get a lot of attention from some of the schools that are talking to him."

Allen will continue to work hard through the summer and into his senior year, recognizing his need to improve his shooting ability.

"(He needs to be) more of an aggressive scorer," explained Allen. "He just really takes pride in winning and defense, but he probably does need to show the colleges that he can score."

Allen will take unofficial visits this summer and his official visits in the fall before making his commitment official.

"He just wants to go through the process," said Allen. "His decision is going to be the right place for him, because he wants to stay committed. When he picks a school, he wants to stay there his entire career. "

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