Academics are going to play a serious role for Jeremiah Allison when he's looking at schools because the Los Angeles Dorsey outside linebacker is hearing from Princeton, Yale and other Ivy League schools plus from many top-notch football programs as well.
So far, UCLA and SMU have offered the 6-foot-1, 210-pound outside linebacker who finished with 88 tackles and 20 sacks last season and he said Cal, Stanford, Northwestern, Colorado, Utah, Arizona State and San Jose State have all been showing interest.
More offers could be coming soon for Allison, who said at the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 in Las Vegas that he had always wanted to study law in college but now has switched his interests to anesthesiology.
"Coaches said the offers should be coming," Allison said. "A lot of the coaches said they have to go back to the head coach and let him make the decision. After that, after I'm cleared they can offer me a scholarship. Right now I'm just open.
"All of the schools are offering good things as far as education and athletics. All the schools are really neutral right now."
UCLA and SMU hold a slight edge for Allison since both programs have offered and after having such an impressive junior season it's a little surprising that more teams haven't come through yet.
That could happen soon.
Allison, who also had two fumble recoveries and an interception last season, said he's willing to be patient because he wants to make the most-informed decision possible. That could mean waiting around a while for more offers but Allison said he's not in any rush.
"I feel like the two schools that offered me so far, UCLA and SMU, they're really interested in me," Allison said.
"When schools say they have to see it's like is there something I'm not doing right or playing up to the ability they need? It's like I don't really know what they expect but I'm willing to be patient."