Marcus Allen

MARCUS ALLEN Safety
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Home town: Upper Marlboro, Md.
High School: Dr. Henry Wise High School
Listed as: 6-foot-1, 187 pounds
Commitment date: May 10, 2013
Rated as: He is considered a 4-star prospect by Scout.com and Lions247.com and is considered a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com.

Of note: The highly sought after Allen reportedly had other offers from Arizona, Boston College, Clemson, Connecticut, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, NC State, Northwestern, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, San Diego St., Stanford, Temple, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest and Wisconsin. … He amassed 69 tackles and two interceptions at free safety during his junior season. … His father, Sean, is a Pittsburgh native.

In his coach’s words …
“He basically told me he was tired of the whole recruiting process. He had looked around and narrowed it down. He knew what he wanted in a program. He thought he found that at Penn State.”
— Coach DaLawn Parrish, on Marcus Allen, who fielded about 30 scholarship offers.

“It’s hard to find a 6-2, 190-pound kid that can run and hit,” Parrish said. “He still has room to grow, and he can play multiple positions. When you find someone like that they’re going to be highly sought after.”
— Parrish

Some of Allen’s junior highlights …

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