FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A big name showed up this week at Arkansas’ three-day high school camp and brought lots of friends along with him.
Highly-recruited outside linebacker Christopher Allen from Southern University Lab in Baton Rouge, La., spent the last few days on the Razorbacks’ campus with six of his teammates.
Allen — who received an Arkansas scholarship offer Monday — is a consensus four-star prospect and the seventh-best 2017 outside linebacker according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. In the same rankings, he is considered the 107th-best overall 2017 prospect.
He holds scholarship offers from his hometown school, LSU, as well as Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Texas and Texas A&M, among several others.
Alabama and LSU have long been considered the most likely schools to land Allen, but after visiting Fayetteville this week, he said he was impressed by what he saw.
“I haven’t really been anywhere where the landscape is quite like this, with all the hills and mountains,” Allen told SEC Country in a Tuesday interview.
“It’s really cool. I love it.”
Among the other Southern Lab players visiting Arkansas this week were 2018 linebacker Damone Clark, 2018 defensive end Markus Martin and 2019 running back Charvis Thronton.
Allen said that he’ll have a better idea of where exactly Arkansas stands on his list of potential schools after he goes home and discusses things with his father, but added that he is still very unsure of when he’ll commit.
“I might do it on signing day, or maybe in the middle of my senior year,” Allen said. “I’m just not real sure right now.”