Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln fell short against Madison (Fla.) on Thursday night, 27-13. It hurt the Trojans that they fell behind 19-0 in the first half. Their second half comeback attempt was fueled by the play of 6-foot-2, 215-pound athlete Javorius Allen.
"It was a good fight," Allen said. "We came out slow but then we started to progress at halftime. It is just something we have to come out and do from the start, from play one."
Throughout his senior season, Allen has dedicated some time to the recruiting process. He holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, South Carolina, Tennessee, and USC. So far, he has yet to take any official visits but has utilized a few opportunities to unofficially visit a pair of schools.
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"I went to Alabama a few times, also Auburn, and I think next week I am going to the LSU at Auburn game," Allen said.
When it comes to the defending National Champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide, he talked a bit about their recruitment of him.
"Coach Kirby Smart is who I am talking to," Allen said. "They want me as a running back."
Nick Saban's program impresses Allen with their consistent play on the field and their approach to each and every game.
"They have a good program," Allen said. "It just seems like one of the best. They always come out, do work, and take care of business."
The three-star athlete was last in Tuscaloosa for their game against Florida, a 31-6 victory for the Crimson Tide.
"It was a good game," Allen said. "They came out hard and it just seems like when you come out hard and come to play from the start, you come out on top. They just showed that you always have to be dedicated and never give up."
Prior to that trip, in mid-September, Allen made his way to Auburn to see the Tigers host Clemson in a 27-24 victory that was an overtime thriller.
"I was at Auburn for the Clemson game," Allen said. "It was a good game, they were down but they never give up. That is one thing I like about them, they never give up and they are always fighting."
He has dealt with Gene Chizik's program for a while and said one particular assistant has made it clear the Tigers are interested.
"I am talking with Coach (Curtis) Luper," Allen said. "He is very strong on me. He wants me to come play running back. He is a good guy. I like him a lot."
At this point, Allen wasn't ready to name a leader but said three main programs stood out.
"Florida, Auburn, Alabama - there are a couple more but those are the main three," Allen said.
As for an eventual decision, he said he will make it when things feel right. He knows what he wants in the school he ultimately opts for.
"I just want to go there and feel at home," Allen said. "I just want it to feel the same as it does here (at Lincoln)."