June 17, 2010

WR Allen to get offer?

Weston (Mass.) Rivers School wide receiver Taariq Allen is on the Huskies' recruiting board even though they haven't offered a scholarship yet. The 6-foot-2, 179-pound prospect recently spoke with UConnReport.com about the recruiting process and what kind of relationship he has with the Huskies' staff and program.

This week Allen reported that he has offers from Wisconsin and UMass, but he also said contrary to some reports he has not received an offer from UConn. That doesn't mean the Huskies have turned their attention from Allen and rumor has it that UConn will offer this weekend. Nebraska just pulled the trigger Wednesday night as well.

"I don't have an offer from UConn but I'm about to go up there on Saturday," Allen said. "I'm going to visit them and camp and then I've got to go to a Boston College camp the same day after that one.

"UConn just wants to see me in person and working out in front of them. After that then they'll let me know what the deal is and whether they'll offer. Same with BC as far as I know."

Though Allen said he is not heavily favoring any one school, and he has not put together a list of three, five or any number of programs that have impressed him, the way he spoke about UConn leads you to believe the Huskies would be in great shape if they were to offer.

"I don't have any favorites but I do like UConn a lot because of location," he said. "Then again, it doesn't really matter where I go. I'll go anywhere if I have to."

Allen said he has a lot of respect for the UConn coaching staff and he has been in contact with them over the phone on two or three occasions. He said he believes they are very interested in him and an offer could come if he turns in a strong performance at camp this weekend. The staff visited his school earlier this year.

"I went to Nebraska for a camp recently and that went well. I think I did well," he said. "I went to UConn and BC before Nebraska. UConn was nice ... real nice. I've seen BC a lot of times before and I enjoyed that. I was there for camp last year and I'm real familiar with the campus. It's nice."

He said those trips were in February for junior days, and he is looking forward to his upcoming return trips to both schools.

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