The class of 2014 football recruiting is really beginning to take shape here early for head coach Larry Fedora and the North Carolina Tar Heels. Just last week, in a span of 8 days, the Tar Heels saw six players commit improving their class to the 19th best in the nation.
Allen is 6’3″ and 285 pound offensive guard from Jacksonville, Florida. Rated three stars by 247Sports.com, Allen is a huge and explosive guard who can guard the pocket.
He accepted his scholarship offer from North Carolina over the likes of: Arkansas, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, South Florida, UCF, Vanderbilt, and Western Michigan.
Allen was ready to make his commitment public at the Fedora’s Freak Show event, but because of traveling issues had to hold off until this week. Finally making it public today, Allen is a top twenty-five recruit nationally and is one of the showcase high school talents in the state of Florida.
In 2013, Fedora heavily focused on in-state recruiting, but 2014 appears to be a different story. Most recruits are coming from out-of-state, with Georgia sending several players up north in the past few weeks.