Tulare Union running back Kazmeir Allen brings speed to Boise State

Kazmeir Allen caps off a big day for Boise State by adding speed to the Broncos backfield.

Consider the time frame of June 11 to June 13 as a monumental 48 hours for Boise State on the recruiting trail, as the Broncos received four verbal commitments to bolster their once quiet 2018 class.

The Broncos have now added speed in the form of Kazmeir Allen of Tulare (Calif.) Tulare Union, as the three-star prospect announced his decision to commit to the Mountain West school on June 13.

Allen accepted Boise’s offer over Arizona, Colorado StateSan Jose State, and Fresno State.

“I can't wait to get on the field and play on the blue,” Allen tells Scout.

Allen became the second San Joaquin Valley region verbal commitment for the Broncos on June 13, following linebacker D.J. Schramm of Clovis (Calif.) Clovis West.

Last season, Allen gashed defenses to the tune of 1,842 yards and 27 touchdowns while becoming a versatile weapon for the Tribe – who have a long history of producing Football Bowl Subdivision talent like Romello Harris (Washington State), Marquess Wilson (Washington State, former Chicago Bears wide receiver), Xavier Stephens (Nevada, Northern Arizona) and former Boise State Bronco Derek Burrell.

The 3.6 student, Allen says running backs coach Lee Marks was the first coach from the Broncos to reach out to him – and stuck with him the whole time.

“He just told me that he loved my speed and ability,” Allen said.

Additionally, Allen said his conversations with some of the new Bronco commits solidified his decision.

“I talked to some of the commits beforehand, and I just decided to pull the trigger and commit,” Allen said. “This is a solid commitment.”

Along with Allen and Schramm, the Broncos – who went 10-3 overall last year – added commitments from outside linebacker Brandon Hawkins of Georgetown, Tex., and quarterback Zachary Wilson of Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon – both three-star prospects according to Scout.

Allen concludes that he’s unsure when he wants to sign the papers and fax them over to his university of choice. Allen’s class is the first that can take advantage of the new early signing period, which begins on Dec. 20 and allows 2018 prospects to sign their National Letter of Intent early. The traditional signing period for the 2018 class begins on Feb. 7.


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