Allen, a 6-foot, 170-pounder from St. Mary's High in Orchard Lake, will be a four-year varsity starter. We asked St. Mary's coach, George Porritt, what Dionte Allen brings to the table as a football player.
"Dionte has been on the varsity for four years," Porritt said. "He has great quickness, fluid hips and he's a great leader. Notre Dame, Michigan and most of the Big Ten schools have offered a scholarship."
According to the coaching staff at rival Brother Rice High School, Allen is a phenom and several other coaches in the Detroit area have said nothing but great things about Allen in the past month.
Allen, a wide receiver on offense and a cornerback on defense for St. Mary's, says he will play defense in college.
"I'm being recruited as a cornerback," Allen said. "I feel that I'm good in bump and run coverage. I love to go against the top receivers and I feel that I have what it takes to play cornerback at the next level.
"I also feel that I'm good at playing the run. I'm aggressive and I make things happen on the field."
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Allen also talked about junior days, summer camps and when he plans on making a commitment.
"I've been to Michigan and Notre Dame for their junior days," Allen said. "I'm going to Michigan State on Feb. 18. I also plan on going down to Florida State for a junior day. I'm not sure about camps yet.
"As far as making a decision is concerned, I haven't gotten that far yet," he said. "I'm still taking everything in. I want to make the right decision so I don't want to get too much in a hurry to get things over with."
Allen had 56 tackles and five interceptions as a junior. He earned all-state honors.