Four-star offensive lineman Willie Allen has put his recruitment on the backburner to focus all of his attention on his promising football team at John Curtis Christian High School in New Orleans.
That was clear Friday night when John Curtis faced Jesuit in a rematch of the 2014 Louisiana Division I state championship game. Allen’s name did not appear in the box score, but the highest-ranked offensive tackle in Louisiana certainly made his presence felt.
The 6-foot-7, 300-pounder helped Curtis carve out 307 yards on the ground, including two touchdowns in the second half of Friday’s game, to lift his team to a 24-16 victory.
“It’s going pretty good,” said Allen, who has not been on Twitter since the start of the high school football season.
“I’m focusing on the season to focus on our goals as a team, so I’m putting my recruitment aside.”
In the picture above, Allen posed with senior Patriots running back Devon Benn, who finished the game with 20 carries for 191 yards and three touchdowns. Not surprisingly, Benn had a lot of success running behind the prized left tackle Allen, who holds nearly 30 offers, including most of the SEC.
Allen told the AJC’s DawgNation in August that he has only decided on one official visit — visiting UGA after his senior season. He also favors LSU, Ole Miss and Auburn, among others.
Allen is rated as the No. 6 overall player coming out of Louisiana this year.