Detroit's Martin Luther King High School is expecting to see class of 2008 grad Nick Perry selected in the first round of this year's NFL Draft. At the same time, they are preparing another solid group of prospects in the junior class, including defensive back Mycial Allen.
The 6-1, 180-pound Allen is pacing King High's 2013 class with two offers, after adding one late last week from Memphis.
"It came out of the blue one day after we had a workout," Allen said. "My coach told me, then I talked to their coach. He asked me a couple questions, then said he liked my tape and I had an offer coming.
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"He said that I was an excellent athlete, that I can play both sides of the ball and they could play me on offense or defense, so they're just putting me down as an athlete."
Allen played both defensive back and wide receiver as a junior. He strongly prefers the defensive side of the football, but is open to looking at what Memphis has available. He is hoping to learn more on an upcoming visit to the school.
"I'm supposed to be making a trip down to Memphis for their spring game," he said. "I want to see how the environment is, how the coaching staff is and if I can adapt to their playing [style], things like that."
Prior to the Memphis offer, Allen had been offered by Central Michigan. He is also hearing regularly from the likes of Toledo, Illinois State, Indiana, Bowling Green.
Allen has not made any visits in recent weeks due to being involved with his high school basketball team during the winter.