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Allen down to two

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Hialeah (Fla.) Miami Lakes speedster Armando Allen, has narrowed his list to two finalists. These two programs have been involved with many of the nation's top prospects during recent seasons, so it's no surprise that the top all-purpose running back in the country will pick between these two recruiting powers.
"It is really down to Florida and Notre Dame," Allen said. "Florida and Notre Dame are pretty much even."
Allen, a Rivals100 selection, visited South Bend officially the weekend of Oct. 6 and has scheduled his official visit to Gainesville.
"I visited Notre Dame already and I will visit Florida on November 11 (when the Gators play host to South Carolina)," Allen said. "I am still talking to Tennessee, but I only plan on taking two more visits right now."
The second trip won't be to Knoxville, but rather to reunite with an old friend.
"I will also visit Duke officially to see a buddy of mine (former Miami Lakes and current Blue Devils starting quarterback Thaddeus Lewis."
Despite his relationship with Lewis, Duke is considered a longshot to land Allen.
Allen, the nation's No. 38 overall prospect, isn't sure when he will commit.
"I am trying to figure out a time and date to commit right now, but I don't know exactly when I will be ready yet."
Allen is a candidate to enroll at the school of his choice. His decision to do so depends on which school receives his commitment.
"I am still on track to graduate early, but if I go to Notre Dame, I will stay the full year. They told me it would be best that way.
"If I go to Florida, then I will graduate early and move in the first of January."
The 5-foot-9, 181-pounder has been busy rehabbing an injury that has kept him sidelined for much of the season.
"My rehab is going very well," he said. "I am walking around now and off of crutches. Everything is on schedule."
One of the fastest prospects in the country, Allen has been timed below 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash multiple times.
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