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Two-sport star setting up visits

It seems recruiting for Maplewood (Mo.) three star, two-sport prospect Bryant Allen has been heating up as he begins the process of setting up recruiting visits.
"My parents and I are just trying to set up visits with schools right now," said Allen. "We've been talking to the coaches and stuff up at Wisconsin and trying to set something up with them. I also might be interested in possibly setting something up with Minnesota and Kansas."
As the recruiting process continues to roll on for Allen, who stars in both basketball on the AAU summer hoops circuit and also the gridiron, he is in no hurry to decide where he will pledge his allegiance.
"Right now I'm just keeping my options open. I'm going to try and make a decision during or towards the end of the season," said Allen. "This is a time for me to make a big decision. My parents and I are just taking time to decide what's right."
The No. 14 rated prospect in Missouri, who had 30 receptions for 608 yards and 10 touchdowns during his junior year, talents are not limited to the gridiron. He hopes whomever he signs with will give him an opportunity to play collegiate basketball as well.
"Illinois State will definitely let me do both. As of right now, I've talked to other schools but haven't talked to their basketball coach about it (playing basketball as well as football)."
Allen also doesn't hide the fact that playing two sports while in college would be quite challenging.
"I know it is something that would be challenging, but I'm that type of guy," said Allen. "I always like keeping active. I want to push myself."
So who stands high on the Richmond Heights talent's list?
"Wisconsin is pretty high on my list but I currently do not have a top five. I know I have to start narrowing stuff down. When that time comes I'll just have to call the coaches and let them know I have made a top five and those will be the schools that I make my official visits to."
As for now, Allen and his team who are 4-0 head into week 5 of their high school schedule as they take on Grandview this week.
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