Though this didn’t come as shocking news to those Buckeye fans who have followed Allen’s recruitment, there was some news that should make most Ohio State fans extremely happy.
“I’ll (be) back at Ohio State June 21st-23rd. We have planned it already,” Allen told Eleven Warriors on Tuesday afternoon. This will be Allen’s second trip to Columbus, as he attended a camp last June, but this one will be a whole lot bigger. Urban Meyer will have another chance at pitching the Ohio State brand to Allen, and he’ll have a ton to offer.
Ohio State put together arguably the best set of skill-position players in the country with last year’s recruiting class. A quarterback, especially one like Allen, should be frothing at the mouth to have a chance to surround himself with players like Ezekiel Elliott, Dontre Wilson, Jalin Marshall, Marcus Baugh and James Clark. Coach Meyer will also be able to lure Allen with the prospect of national championships and undefeated seasons, having two of each in his coaching career.
Sure, some will argue that you can’t be successful in Meyer’s offense unless you have a mobile, freak athlete at quarterback. That argument can be shut down quickly when you look at Alex Smith, a former first overall draft pick of the NFL, or national-championship-winning quarterback Chris Leak.
It’s not like Kyle Allen is slow, either. He has a deadly accurate arm and can read defenses on the fly. You’re probably not going to see Allen take the ball and run 70 yards with it, but he is mobile enough to take the ball and pick up the first down.
A commitment from Kyle Allen would be huge for the Buckeyes in more than one way. Yes, you get the top quarterback prospect in the country, but besides that, top notch receivers will gravitate to the thought of having such a highly rated player as their quarterback.
We know how high school kids work. If they like the sound of something, they’ll jump right at it and “the top quarterback in the country commits to Ohio State” has a nice ring to it.
Overall, getting Allen back on campus for a visit is a win within itself. Only time will tell if it’s meant to be with the Ohio State Buckeyes and Kyle Allen.