RECRUITING: Nothing Has Changed
Tennessee fullback Dominique Allen still headed to Tiger Town
by Daniel Mingea III
Tiger Rag Recruiting Analyst
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On November 16 coach Les Miles and the Tigers received a verbal pledge from Henry County High School product Dominique Allen (6’0, 250). Allen originally committed to Tennessee before witnessing the Vols’ offensive meltdown over the course of the 2008 season which ultimately altered his initial decision.
Since then, Tennessee has welcomed a new head coach in Lane Kiffin and many Tennessee fans were hopeful Kiffin’s hiring would lure Allen to remain in-state to play college football. Allen insists he is content with his decision.
“Nothing has changed,” Allen confirmed. “I am still going to LSU.”
With National Signing Day just weeks away, Allen claimed he will not be visiting any other schools and only one coach has stopped by to get a true feeling for his college decision.
“No coach has tried contacting me or anything trying to get me to change my mind,” Allen claimed. “They already know where I’m going.
“Coach [Larry] Porter came here last week,” Allen added. “We were just kind of hanging out and talking about things. We just covered all of the bases and he was telling me what I had to do to get ready for the next level.”
By looking at Allen’s high school statistics it is obvious he has a general understanding of what is required to succeed on the field. He finished his senior season with over 900 yards rushing on 102 carries including 21 touchdowns. He tallied nearly 5,000 yards rushing over his career.
According to Allen, he is ready for a change and it cannot get here fast enough.
“I’ve been preparing myself for the next level,” Allen explained. “I’m in track right now, but I’ve still been lifting weights and running just trying to stay in shape. I’m going to start learning the playbook pretty soon.”