DB Ricardo Allen (5-10 176) of Daytona Beach, FL will visit Purdue next weekend and still wants to schedule a visit to USC. "I called them (USC coaches) today and was going to talk to them about scheduling a visit but I couldn't reach anyone," he said. "I definitely want to visit there."
Allen says the success of defensive backs in the past is part of his motivation. "They've been called 'DB U'", said Allen. "And their defense is playing really well. I feel like that's somewhere I need to be."
Allen also likes Purdue and their youth. "They're an up and coming program and they play a lot of young guys," he said. "That tells me it doesn't matter what your age is, the best guys get to play."
Allen has narrowed his list to six. He likes USC, Purdue, Miami, Florida, Michigan, and West Virginia. So far this season, he has 33 tackles in five games and an interception. "The've only thrown at me twice all year so I'm trying to help my team by making more tackles," said Allen. He has not named a favorite.