Hello everyone, it's Northern Virginia Buckeye (or NoVA Buckeye for short) and I'd like to go into recruiting a bit right now.
2013 DE Jon Allen (Ashburn, VA / Stone Bridge), the #1 Defensive End according to many recruiting website, has announced that he has narrowed his top choices down to five different schools, according to the Washington Post:
Penn State (LOL)
and Ohio State, of course.
Here is a link to said article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/recruiting-insider/post/stone-bridge-dl-jonathan-allen-a-two-time-all-met-and-top-recruit-says-final-list-is-now-at-five/2012/05/03/gIQAVeAazT_blog.html
I live in Virginia, of course, and I have seen Allen play at camps and in games. From what I can tell, he is a very explosive player with a great motor. He isn't very big by D-1 D-Line standards, but he plays a big game. I think he would be a big addition to the Buckeyes, although I was not aware that we had scholly's available.
I do not have any available highlights from his junior season, but I do have his sophomore year highlight film, courtesy of Youtube and Virginia Preps
Does anyone have any insight or know how this situation is playing out?
EDIT-- The Washington Post reports that the Buckeyes have not offered Allen and that Stone Bridge High School Head Football Coach Mickey Thompson says Allen has "never shown interest" in Ohio State.