Chase Allen, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound tight end from Nixa, Mo., was among a large group of recruits visiting Western Kentucky on Saturday for the Hilltoppers homecoming contest against Florida Atlantic. While on The Hill, Allen toured portions of the WKU campus, visited with the coaching staff and attended the 35-19 win over FAU.
"I thought it was a very fun game to watch with the offense and I was pleasantly surprised by the campus and facilities," Allen told WKU Insider on Sunday evening.
He also left with a scholarship offer.
"I had a feeling it was going to happen before I made the trip but definitely after watching the game I had my fingers crossed and was elated when I heard the news."
Allen, the son of former college football head coach Terry Allen, also holds scholarship offers from Illinois State, Iowa State, North Texas, UCF, UNLV, Wyoming and others.
He spent time visiting with WKU head coach Jeff Brohm, offensive coordinator Tyson Helton and tight ends coach Ryan Wallace.
"They said they really liked my athleticism and compared me to where Higbee was when he came," said Allen. "They said they need a guy they can use in all aspects of their offense and that they were losing a lot of talent this year."
While Allen doesn't name any current favorites, he does admit that the Hilltoppers program is high on his list.
"WKU is up there," he said.