Painstville product is among the best of the Bluegrass

Paintsville's Tyrese Allen attended Western Kentucky's Junior Day on Saturday

Paintsville prospect Tyrese Allen has become one of the state's hottest prospects in recent weeks, picking up scholarship offers from Western Kentucky, Marshall, Memphis, West Virginia and others.

On Saturday, the 6-foot-5, 285-pound defensive tackle made a return trip to Bowling Green to spend more time with the Hilltoppers staff and learn more about the WKU program.

"It went really well," he told WKU Insider.   "It couldn't have gone any better."

A physical player who plays with aggressiveness and speed, Allen was impressed by what he learned about the academic offering of the school and how that was a point of emphasis with the coaching staff.

"How much the coaches wanted you to be as good in school as you are on the field is what stood out the most," he said of his latest visit on The Hill.

As a junior, Allen ecorded 65 tackles last fall, including 42 solo stops, while also proving effective on the offensive side of the ball.  Also playing running back for Paintsville, Allen notched 28 carries for 184 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  He also three receptions for 65 yards and an additional score.

Allen is also receiving interest from East Carolina, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Notre Dame and others.

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