Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason and his staff have slowly ventured deeper into the recruiting game by offering prospects much earlier then they used to. Late last week, the Commodores extended an official offer to 2020 Peach Co (Ga) linebacker Sergio Allen and he couldn't be more excited about landing his first college offer.
"I can't tell you how excited and happy I am to pick up a college offer and to know I have a chance to play football in college," Allen said.
Allen is more than excited about adding his 1st offer but he especially likes that the offer came from Vanderbilt. It's an offer he wasn't expecting this soon but he is more than happy that it did.
"I had received little contact from Vanderbilt prior to the offer but when I got news about it, I was ecstatic and couldn't be more honored to say I have a college offer from them," said Allen. "I don't know a whole lot about their football program or the people there but I do know they are one of the best academic schools in the country and they are in the SEC, which is the best football conference in the country. It's a very exciting offer to add and I am looking forward to learning much more about them."
Allen plans to learn more about the Commodores and the coaching staff this summer when he comes up to Nashville for a visit.
"I haven't set any plans yet but I am definitely coming up this summer to visit," he said. "I don't know many of the coaches, except Coach (Chris) Marve but he is an awesome guy that really impresses me. I look forward to meeting with him and the rest of the coaching staff on my visit."
Standing 6'2 and weighing close to 220 pounds, Allen already has the look of a high level recruit that will surely add more and more offers over the next few years.
His stock as a recruit will only grow larger but Allen comes off as a humble young man who is more than willing to work. He is excited about hitting college camps this summer and proving his worth on the football field.
"While I am excited about the offer, it will not slow down my work ethic and it will not slow me down from becoming the best football player I can become. I love to practice and work out and I am excited about getting on the field with my teammates this summer while also performing at a few camps."
"I don't have much set up now for camps except for me going to Clemson and Vanderbilt for their camps. I am visiting Vanderbilt this summer and I will check out Clemson when I camp there. There is also a chance I will visit Georgia as well. Everything is in motion right now, so I am just finishing up my schools year and then I will take things from there."
Vanderbilt might have become the first school to offer Allen but look for the 2020 prospect to see an increase of interest over the summer and eventually become one of the top football recruits from the state of Georgia.