Panama City (Fla.) Arnold is the home to one of the Sunshine State's best prospects in 2012, in the form of athlete Eddie Williams, who is an early pledge to Alabama. Williams though isn't the only talent at the school who has a future on the college gridiron.
Running back Andre Allen, a 5-foot-9, 178-pound speedster holds one offer and has numerous others interested.
"So far only Troy has offered me," Allen said. "I am hearing a lot from UCLA, Georgia Tech, University of Miami, Florida, and Iowa."
Allen has had an opportunity to learn more about the Trojans of Troy.
"I like the football program," Allen said. "It isn't as big as every D-I but I liked everything about it. I am looking at how many athletes go onto the next level and how many graduate from college, that is what I was really looking for."
The Panhandle talent believes that an in-state school will likely be the next to offer.
"I think Florida," Allen said. "They are after me real hard. They want me to come visit. I haven't made it over there yet, but I plan to attend a practice here real soon."
There is one out-of-state school that Allen hopes to hear from.
"I like Ohio State a lot," Allen said. "I like them because I am from Miami, and all my life I liked Miami, but the year they beat Miami for the National Championship, that turned me onto them. I had never seen a team beat Miami like that back then."
On his junior season, Allen rushed for 2,150 yards and also had 245 receiving yards while finding the endzone on 26 occasions. He also scored twice on special teams.