Allen lands in-state offer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Hilliard (Fla.) athlete Marcus Allen made his way to Florida State on Wednesday in hopes of proving himself at the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp. Before festivities even began on the fields, Allen was able to confirm that he had already proven himself to the Seminoles' staff.
"I talked with Coach (Odell) Haggins last week and he said something about it," Allen said of an offer. "When I came here today he told me straight up that they offered."
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound prospect who could play on either side of the ball is pretty happy that the Seminoles have now joined his list.
"It is a pretty big offer," Allen said. "It is a great school. It is close to home."
As for where he would line up at if he were to opt to play in Tallahassee, that would be on the defensive side of the ball.
"They want me as a linebacker," Allen said. "They didn't specify (whether it was inside or outside)."
During camp Allen intends to speak with his prospective position coach.
"I haven't talked to Coach (Greg) Hudson yet," Allen said. "I am hoping to do that today during the camp while I am working with him."
Wednesday won't mark Allen's first visit to campus, as he has previously toured the campus and facilities.
"I have seen that the school is really diverse and a great place for a college student to be," Allen said.
Allen, who is looking for the best combination of academics and athletics in his future home, isn't sure if he would decide while on campus today.
"I don't know," Allen said. "Probably not today, but we will see how things go."
Academically, Allen is an outstanding student as well with a 4.0 GPA, a 23 on the ACT, and 1030 on the SAT.