The University of Georgia landed one of the top in-state players for 2006. Four-star Tucker, Ga. cornerback Asher Allen chose the Bulldogs over offers from Auburn, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame and Clemson among others.
"It just felt right, it's a great school and compared to all the others it beat them out," he said. "It felt right with the coaches too. I particularly liked my recruiting coach Garner who was really cool. The last time I came up there for a visit, I knew it was just the right school for me. The education is a main thing for me too. The academic counselor really helped me out a lot and showed me how Georgia is academically and I'm really excited about that."
Allen is relieved to have a decision behind him.
"Now I can focus on other things including this season to be ready to become a Bulldog."
The No. 4 player in Georgia feels he can bring a lot to the 'Dawgs secondary potentially as soon as next season.
"I'm going to bring a lot of intensity on every play," he said. "I'm going to see the plays with my vision and finish every play with my speed. I feel I can help this team out as much as I'm needed."
The 5-foot-10, 187-pounder with 4.4-second speed plans to take in most of the Georgia home games this season. What does he plan to look for on his visits?
"I just want to see how they look and how they run the system," he said. "I also want to make sure they win every game."
Allen had a final word to all the Bulldog fans out there.
"I want to tell them that they've got a great player coming in and thank you for everything. I read the message boards and love all the support you give."
Allen recorded 407 yards receiving and six touchdowns as a junior. He added 81 tackles and two interceptions on defense.