Miami (Fla.) Northwestern linebacker Demetrius Allen has been trying to find a college home. While on an official visit to Idaho State this weekend, he pledged his services to the Bengals.
"I committed to Idaho State," Allen said.
The 6-foot, 200-pound outside linebacker talked a bit more about the reason he opted for the program.
"I committed because I feel that was the best opportunity for me," Allen said. "The program is on the rise."
Another reason that Allen opted for the Bengals is that he had a pre-existing relationship with Mike Kramer and his staff before he was introduced as Idaho State's new coach back in late November.
"The coaching staff was recruiting me since they were at Washington State," Allen said. "They expect me to come in and start as a true freshman. First game we open up with Washington State and trust me, it is going to be an upset."
The South Florida prospect is glad the process is over and looking forward to signing on Wednesday.
"I'm just ready to play at the next level," Allen said. "Don't sleep on me."
The two-star prospect chose Idaho State over Western Michigan, Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Florida International, and Florida Atlantic.