John Van Allen (Hartford, Conn./Avon Old Farms) won't play the first game of his junior season until Saturday, and he's taken advantage of his free time this month by getting a head start on his recruiting homework. Van Allen, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver/safety, has been to two University of Connecticut home games. Van Allen has yet to receive his first offer, but Boston College and Connecticut are two teams high on his wish list. He attended camps at each school during the summer. "My coach [Kevin Driscoll] keeps me updated on anything related to recruiting," Van Allen said. "He said UConn is pretty interested in me. Boston College as well.