Final Leg of the Race for Allen

Devon Allen

Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep dual sport star, Devon Allen, discusses his recent official visit and updates the status of his recruiting process...

Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep four-star wide receiver, Devon Allen, spent the past weekend on an official visit in Palo Alto, checking out what Stanford has to offer.

"It went pretty well," he says of the trip. "Stanford is a nice place and they have a nice campus. I got to hang out with some of the other recruits, so that was pretty cool.

"I'm still trying to weigh out a lot of things. With Stanford, it would be a great opportunity to make myself successful after football and everything. The football team is good there, traditionally a run offense, and the new coaching staff for track as well, which I met and liked a lot, so that helped them a little bit."

As a dual athlete, Allen is looking for his best case scenario in both football and track.

"The Stanford track staff really interested me," he tells FOX Sports NEXT. "I liked the coach that I'd be working with a lot, and that's a big part of my decision.

"With me wanting to run track in college, being able to have a coach that I can mesh with and get along with is cool and that's a big part of it."

Allen has yet to be accepted into Stanford academically, but the 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete says he is expecting positive news.

"I got my application in last week," he reveals. "I might hear back from them this week or as late as next week.

"I'm pretty confident about getting in. The coaches seem pretty confident about me getting in as well, so I'm not very worried about that part of the deal."

Despite reports of the contrary, Allen says his college decision will not be contingent upon news from Stanford's admissions office.

"No, not really [any truth to that]," he explains. "I actually heard that on the radio too, that if I get into Stanford, I'd go to Stanford and if not, I'd go to UCLA or Arizona State. I don't really know where they got that from."

According to Allen, five schools are still in the mix - his hometown school not included.

Allen sets the record straight, "It's Florida State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, and Arkansas."

The recruit's fifth and final visit will take place in two weeks.

"I'm going to take a visit to Arkansas on February 1st," he states.

"They have a new coaching staff, and I was interested in Arkansas early on. I had an official set up for September, but then the whole coaching debacle happened and I cancelled that. I really like them, so we'll see how it goes there. It's a school that I take interest in and like."

Two additional schools that Allen takes interest in, Florida State and Oregon, have offered the prospect, but only on a track scholarship.

"It's not really an issue," he insists.

Following their official visit to Oregon, Louis Allen, the father of Devon, had voiced the possibility of his son receiving a football offer from the Ducks in the future.

Devon provides an update on the situation.

"Yeah, I've talked to them," he says. "There's six spots left and they're still kind of waiting on some defensive back and linemen.

Would an offer from Chip Kelly and company affect the recruit's upcoming choice?

"It might," he admits. "It might change things a little bit, but I don't really know if it will. I think school being paid for is school being paid for, either way."

Allen holds full ride track scholarship offers to both Oregon and Florida State.

UCLA, a program that is recruiting Allen in both sports, has been the athlete's public leader for months. Are the Bruins still at the top of his list?

"Probably," he answers. "Yeah."

Will it be UCLA or another one of Allen's options? Stay with FOX Sports NEXT for the latest on this recruitment.


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