Allen Accepts Role

Allen Accepts Role

Fenton (Mich.) punter Kenny Allen talks about his preferred walk-on spot at Michigan.

Fenton's Kenny Allen, one of the nation's top punting prospects, had a scholarship offer from Oregon State already, but decided to accept a preferred walk-on offer from the Michigan Wolverines.

"It was everything about the school," he explained. "The education, environment, program, just everything. I thought would be the best spot for me. The opportunity at Michigan, to be a Michigan man, means more than playing anywhere else on a full ride."

Allen is a combo guy, but says the Wolverines have recruited him as a punter. He visited Ann Arbor for the first three games this year and that sealed the deal on his decision.

"It played into it a lot," he said of the visits, "actually going down there and visiting and experiencing those games, it was nice, and I really like it down there."

The 6'3, 180-lb Allen saw the Wolverines defeat Eastern Michigan on Saturday and chose to accept the preferred walk-on offer shortly thereafter.

"After the game, I went home and I was thinking about it and decided to call. I talked to Coach Ferrigno, and he seemed happy and glad to have me on board."

Allen reiterated that even if scholarship offers come later this season, his mind is made up and he will not look elsewhere.


Kicking guru Chris Sailer on Allen: Kenny is a great combo prospect (K/P). A good athlete that shows great potential in all areas. Has the skills to be one of the very best. A hard worker, that will only continue to improve. Kenny is big, tall, strong, and athletic. A great combo prospect. Punts for great distance and shows nice consistency. Definite D1A prospect.

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