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Massachusetts WR back from Nebraska

Massachusetts may not be a state known for producing a lot of top high school football talent on an annual basis but the state is home to a wide receiver that's receiving a lot of interest from colleges across the country.
The state certainly isn't known as a big pipeline for the Nebraska football program, but the Cornhuskers were happy to have Taariq Allen, a wide receiver from Weston (Mass.) Rivers School, in town for their recent camp.
"I just came back from Nebraska," Allen said. "It was for a camp and I think I did good, very good. The coaches said they would be heavily recruiting me. They didn't say a lot other than that but that's what they said."
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect said he has received offers from Wisconsin and UMass-Amherst, though plenty of other schools are interested. Allen knows he has been an under-the-radar kind of prospect for a while now, but he believes that's about to come to an end.
"I don't know what it was but I've definitely been under the radar," he said. "I don't think the coaches at my last school were advertising me very well, but since I've come here (to the Rivers School) I've had more (interest)."
This past year was Allen's first at his current school and he's looking forward to a big season in the fall.
"I'd like to make an early decision if I can," Allen said. "That way I can just focus on my season."