"After attending their camp I really thought about [committing]," said Allen. "I called the coaches last week, but I didn't get to talk to them. I know they called my coach last week."
By attending camps in Blacksburg the past few summers, Allen has received a good feel of the coaching staff and campus, which has ultimately resulted in a strong feeling towards the Hokies' program.
"Oh yeah they are my leader," said Allen. "I like the coaches and the program, and I like the school's actual campus itself."
Playing in a run oriented offense in high school, attending the Hokies camp has also broadened Allen's blocking knowledge.
"I'm getting used to the actual blocking schemes," said Allen. "They were teaching me different ways to block. I'm used to run blocking and they are just trying to teach me more with pass blocking."
With Allen starting both ways, Hunt High School recorded a 13-3 record and reached the NCHSAA 3A State Championship Game last season.
Known for his strength, Allen bench presses 350 pounds, squats 600 and power cleans 250. On the combine circuit, Allen rep'd 185 pounds 27 times.