Friday, January 25, 2013
Ducks add speed with Arizona WR Allen
By Brandon P. Oliver
When Chip Kelly left the Oregon program, one of the first moves the staff made was to offer WR Devon Allen (Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy Prep). Under Kelly, Allen was facing a greyshirt season if he chose to attend Oregon.
Friday, the Semper Fidelis All-American acted on the new offer from his long-time favorite school, committing to the Ducks.
"Yes. I committed to Oregon," Allen confirmed with DuckNation via text message. Allen also tweeted, "Officially committed to the University of Oregon!! #Quack" via via his twitter account, @DevonAllen13.
Allen's commitment is big for Oregon as the school's only other WR commit, Darren Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon), is flirting heavily with other programs.
Allen was considering offers from Florida State, Stanford, Texas and UCLA, among others. His speed will be a huge boost for the Ducks' WR corps, as well as the Oregon track program. If the Ducks sign Allen, along with commits Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha) and Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto), it would make the high-flying offense even faster.
It also would add much-needed speed and depth to the Oregon track program, which has been a couple points away from a national title on numerous occasions, in spite of the fact that they have not recorded any points from sprint events.