Cincinnati latest to offer Antonio Allen

Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis junior safety Antonio Allen has already posted several impressive performances this season, and the scholarship offers have rolled in as a result. His latest offer came this week from Cincinnati.
"Coach Kerry Coombs wanted me to call him, and he offered me over the phone," Allen said. "He said he knows a good DB when he sees one, and he liked the way I come downhill, I'm not scared to hit and I can cover.
"I really don't know that much about Cincinnati, but I am going to get to learn more and find out those things I am interested in."

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The offer from Cincinnati joins previous offers from Big Ten programs Iowa and Purdue. Allen had planned to visit West Lafayette this past weekend to see Purdue host Notre Dame, but was unable to find a ride to the game.
After the three schools that have offered, Allen said the programs showing the most interest at this time are Wisconsin and Oregon.
"Wisconsin has been sending letters to my house and I get them every Sunday. They are talking about making sure I have my grades right and take my SAT," Allen said. "Oregon is talking about the same thing. They have been sending a lot letters too."
Allen has been unable to attend any college games this fall, but he is hoping to see a couple schools before the season finishes up.
"I want to go to one of Purdue's games," Allen said. "I want to get out to Iowa too because I haven't have had the chance to check them out yet."
Iowa was the first school to extend an offer to Allen, and he has continued to build a relationship with the Hawkeye's coaches this fall.
"I talk to Coach Eric Johnson every Sunday. We talk about things going on with the family, what I did over the weekend - we talk like we've known each other for awhile."
The 5-11, 194-pound Allen is known as a hard-hitting strong safety. He has recorded 20 tackles in each of his last two games, including one against nationally ranked Warren Central. Allen also had an interception in the game against Warren Central.