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Allen hopes to join teammate with offer

7/2/2012

Ohio State has offered 2014 wide receiver Mark Andrews (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain), but that might not be the only athlete from the school the Buckeyes go after.

Andrews’ teammate Kyle Allen was in camp at Ohio State on June 23 and the junior quarterback left a lasting impression.

While no offer came, Allen was pulled aside afterward to do a few more drills.

“I definitely wasn’t upset [that no offer came],” Allen said. “I showed very well at the camp. I went in and talked to Coach [Urban] Meyer before and after the camp.

“He said he really liked what I did. He said they weren’t going to offer any 2014 quarterbacks this summer. He wants to do a lot more homework on them and make sure he makes the right decision. He really wants to make sure he’s got the perfect guy.”

While playing with his 6-foot-6, 220-pound receiver in college would be great, the 6-foot-2, 192-pound Allen would welcome an offer from the Buckeyes.

“We’ve talked about playing at the next level, but [Andrews] has different aspirations than me,” Allen said. “An Ohio State offer would be extremely big for me. I’ve grown up watching Urban Meyer coach and I love the tradition there.”

Allen already has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Duke, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and UCLA.