You don't find too many schools anywhere in the country more aggressive on the recruiting trail than Nebraska. The Huskers were once again the first to offer a player, but don't expect it to be the last for this talented California lineman.
The September 1 contact period isn't just a time when seniors can receive phone calls. It's also when juniors can begin to receive official scholarship offers and one came in this week for Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds offensive lineman Allen Carroll.
"Allen is an absolute beast," Warrior coach Alonzo Carter said. "I knew he was going to be something special the first time I ever saw him when he was just in the 8th grade. The first time I met him, I called him 'Franchise' and that nickname has stuck and that's just what he is.
"He's a solid 6-4, 300 pounds. Allen is really put together, no flab hanging off him or anything. He started for us last year as a sophomore and I told everyone he would be the best lineman I ever had, even better than Derrick Hill.
"When Derrick heard that, he just laughed but he even knows it because of how good Allen is going to be. He's raw and just learning the game but is already dominating. Last year he was at right tackle and I moved him to left tackle this year because I told him that's where franchise lineman play, left tackle and he has looked great all summer.
"Allen really has everything. He has great size, long arms, he plays basketball so he's really athletic and he plays with a mean streak. He's very physical and loves to just manhandle opposing players. He's just a big time prospect and will be just like Derrick, Joshua (Tatum) and NaDerris (Ward) where every school in the country will be offering. Nebraska's came in writing this week but he'll have a ton before this season is over."