Allen to visit Florida soon

Their no doubt that Florida is trying to load up on cornerbacks during the 2014 recruiting cycle and with only one committed so far, the Gators are out looking for more.

On Monday, cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson paid a visit to Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise cornerback Marcus Allen.

“Coach T-Rob stopped by to check on me today,” Allen said. “He told my coach that he loved my game tape and that he wants me to get down for a visit to meet everyone very soon. He said that he would be back up for one of my practices pretty soon too. I think they are close to offering me.”

With 21 offers already, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Allen said that an offer from Florida would be big for his recruitment.

“I’m very interested in Florida and hope they offer me,” Allen said. “I like Florida a lot and they are one of the top schools in the country, so being offered by them is special. Florida has always had a top notch winning program. I plan to visit Florida in the coming weeks with my dad. As soon my dad can get off of work, we will visit.”

This isn’t the first time for Allen to talk with Travaris Robinson but the message is usually the same.

“He tells me that he wants me a lot,” Allen said. “He says that I can play safety or cornerback in their defense because I’m a rangy guy that moves well. He likes my height too. We have built a good relationship and I trust him, we have a lot of the same interest outside of football.”

For Allen, he knows what he’s looking for when he finally steps foot on campus in Gainesville.

“I want to see the facilities and the campus,” Allen said. “I want to see the depth chart and how I would fit into their scheme and their plans for the future. I also want to meet all of the coaches and some of the players.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.