The last month has been a trying one for South Daytona (Fla.) Warner Christian Academy running back Breon Allen. The 5-foot-6, 170-pound running back sprained his MCL and subsequently missed three games. He made it back onto the field on Friday night in Warner Christian Academy's opening round playoff victory over Maitland Orangewood Christian. In the victory, Allen rushed for 132 yards and scored two touchdowns, including a 43-yard punt return.
"I was really excited," Allen said. "I hadn't played in like three or four weeks and it had been kind of hard sitting out and watching. I was glad to help the team. We went out there and did what we had to do. We are going to get ready to do the same thing next week hopefully."
Allen holds offers from Bethune-Cookman, Illinois State, Marshall, Tennessee State, and Pittsburgh while he is drawing major interest from Chattanooga. While he has options, Allen has his mind focused on one school who he attempted to commit to back in July.
"I was committed to Pittsburgh but they wanted me to improve my test scores and not rush into it either," Allen said. "I hadn't qualified yet but once I get that settle, then everything should be good."
In regards to making academic progress, Allen is attempting to get that handled at this time so in February he can ink with the Panthers.
"I have taken the SAT again and I am taking an online prep class," Allen said. "I have also worked on improving my core. All of that stuff."
Schools such as Bethune-Cookman and Chattanooga are showing a lot of interest, but Allen has his heart set on going to Pittsburgh. Presuming he handles all necessary prerequisites, he intends to sign with Dave Wannstedt's program in February.
"I still plan to go there," Allen said. "I like the program, their history. They like small backs like me. I feel like I have a chance to go in there and play. I like the success that Coach (Dave) Wannstedt has had there with putting players into the pros and how he handles his program."
Once his team's season is wrapped up, Allen said he would hit the road for official visits. He said he definitely plans to make his way to Pittsburgh but isn't sure about additional visits.
On his senior season, Allen has rushed for 1,167 yards and scored 24 touchdowns. He is also a key contributor on defense as a cornerback.