Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis four-star safety Antonio Allen committed to Ole Miss in April after visiting Oxford. In the months since, however, the Rivals250 prospect decided the situation was not doable for him and his family.
Allen made the call to head coach Hugh Freeze and his staff at Ole Miss informing them of his decision to decommit from the Rebels earlier this week and said they had a "friendly" conversation.
"I didn't really want to decommit, but I had to because my parents aren't going to be able to see me play football or play any games," Allen said. "I didn't want to put a bad name out there by decommitting, because that's the schools I wanted to go to, but my parents, brothers and sisters want to see me play too."
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Now that Allen is back on the market, his focus will turn towards schools closer to home that would allow his family to see him play.
"I'm going to try to make [a decision] quick, but I am still going to look at it the right way," Allen said. "I'll be looking at Midwest schools."
Prior to his Ole Miss commitment, Allen had received offers from Midwest programs like Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State and Purdue. He did visit one of those programs this summer.
"I visited Indiana," Allen said. "We had a 7-on-7 tournament there."
At this point, Allen does not have any visits to other colleges planned but he expects to make official visits during his senior season.