Four-star receiver will decide between two

Jan 30, 2022 | 0 comments


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The final weekend before National Signing Day saw the Florida Gators host six official visitors on campus.

Among them was 5-foot-11, 190-pound Gladewater (Tx.) standout four-star receiver DJ Allen‍.

According to Allen, the visit highlighted the sense of family the Gators provide.


“It was nicer than I thought it was going to be,” Allen said. “Getting around all the players and seeing how everybody is family around here.”

Fellow receiver Ja'Quavion Fraziars, who served as his player-host host, left him with an important message concerning how he should handle the process.

“Go wherever you feel happy, go with your gut.”

When it’s all said and done, Allen said it boils down to two schools for the Texas native.

“Pretty much Florida and TCU,” replied Allen when asked which programs were under consideration. TCU and Florida are both my dream schools.”

“They said I’ll be a big factor. They need some players that can make some plays after the catch.”

According to Allen, the Gators spoke to him about what their offense is going to look like.

“They’re still going to run kind of like they did last year when they were at (Louisiana) and they’re trying to open it up some more.”

To Allen, both Florida and TCU present opportunities, adding that family will play a big role in his decision.

“Me and my dad are going to talk about stuff to see how he liked it, what’s best for the family, and who he thought we could trust the most.”

Wide receivers coach Keary Colbert drew praises from Allen who saw the visit as an opportunity to bond with the man who could be his future position coach.

“It was cool, we got to grow our bond together and just see how we liked each other.”

With Allen’s birthday on Sunday, Florida capitalized on what it means to be part of the new player-focused Gator Nation.

“Yeah, they sang me happy birthday.”

Down to Florida and TCU, Allen said that he will be announcing his decision on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Allen is the No. 216 ranked prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite.

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