Just last week, the nation's number one quarterback, Kyle Allen from Scottsdale Desert Mountain in Arizona, narrowed his list down to five schools.
In a surprise move, just days after cutting down his list from twenty, Allen made his verbal commitment, pledging to Texas A&M over UCLA, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State.
"I was just ready," Allen says. "I said throughout the entire process that I was going to commit when I was ready and not put out a decision day. I woke up this morning, I knew it, was confident about and I called them and committed."
So why the Aggies? "When I went on my visit there, I really felt at home," Allen says. "They put it all together for me, the football, the atmosphere, the place, it was just a whole bunch of things put together."
Coach Kevin Sumlin has had great success with quarterbacks and that seemed to be another big reason for Allen's decision. He comments, "They have had a very long list of quarterbacks that they have been successful with at Houston and at A&M. It means a lot to be thrown into that system and hopefully I can be as successful as any of them."
Since his rise to the number one QB in the nation, life has been hectic for Allen. "Relieving," is how he described his decision today. He adds, "I can get on with my life as a kid and as a football player."
But that will only be until January. Allen plans to graduate from Desert Mountain early and enroll at Texas A&M.
Allen Talks Aggies
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