Missouri City (Texas) Elkins has produced a number of football prospects over the past couple of years. Two Knights are currently committed to Texas A&M in Mike Matthews and Corey Thompson. However, there are several other players at the school who will also end up signing with Division I programs next February.
Arguably the most talented uncommitted prospect at Elkins is wide receiver Chance Allen. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior is already a two-year varsity starter and has impressed at quite a few camps and combines. However, he has not yet received that elusive first offer.
"I haven't picked up any offers just yet," Allen said on Tuesday evening. "I'm just being patient. I think they'll come through this spring when coaches see me in person."
Allen recently made an unofficial visit to a Big 12 school.
"This past weekend I went on a trip to Missouri," he said. "It was really nice. I checked out their spring game and I talked to coach (Gary) Pinkel a little bit. The recruiter out there is coach (Craig) Kuligowski. He told me he's coming down here this spring to watch me. If I show them what I can do they'll probably put an offer on the table."
Allen has also recently visited an in-state school.
"I went to SMU too," he said. "Coach (Jeff) Reinebold, we're really close. We talk a lot. When I went up there they told me they're graduating two outside receivers next year and they need somebody like me to come in and start as a freshman. He's coming out this spring too and they want me to be at their camp in June so I'm going to that."
In addition to Missouri and SMU, Allen is on the radars of several other programs as well.
"Oklahoma State came by the school today," he said. "Nebraska came up to the school yesterday. I've also talked to (Texas) A&M coach Nick Toth. I didn't get a chance to go their spring game.
"I talk to Arkansas a lot. I talk to coach (Chris) Klenakis there. I went up there for a visit and it was really interesting. I think I communicate with them the most out of any school."
Though still early in the recruiting process, Allen does admit to having a favorite school.
"I want to say Arkansas," he said.
Allen was a first-team all-district selection this past season after catching 51 passes for 678 yards and eight touchdowns.