Things were going as planned for running back Anthony Allen of Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit with unofficial visits taking place and a late decision planned until just a few days ago.
The 6-foot, 215-pound back was on the second of his two visits and decided that things had gone far enough. After taking in Georgia Tech, Allen was off to Louisville where he made a sudden decision about his recruitment.
"I ended up committing to Louisville," Allen said. "It felt like home, it's a good program with a good coaching staff, and I really like the players."
"Everything about it I love."
After holding on to the Louisvlle offer for a while, Allen decided the summer time would be best to check things out at some of the interested schools. He explained that though his recruitment was going well, he was looking for a late decision.
When he got on campus to see his second school, it just changed everything.
"Well I was thinking, I'll make a late decision," Allen said. "I was walking around and it just felt right to do it right there. My dad told me that if it was what I wanted to do, go ahead and do it. He loved it."
Allen, rated the No. 92 overall prospect in the state of Florida, said that this commitment is in the books as a solid one.
"I'm done, it's a relief, and I'm not going anywhere else," he said. "Now I can focus on my season."