Allen Making A Name For Himself

Hunter Allen

The San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic 2016 cornerback, Hunter Allen, is ready to make a name at a new school...

San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic 2016 cornerback Hunter Allen (5-11, 175), is excited about his future at his new school.

Having played at Mater Dei Catholic in San Diego last year, Allen moved to Cathedral Catholic, one of the traditionally strong programs in San Diego, for his final two seasons.

“Academically, it was a better choice and the football program is amazing,” said Allen. “I went over there and made the switch. It’s better for me academically and athletically.”

While Allen will have to sit out the first few games because of the transfer, he’s already immersed himself in the program.

“After those four weeks I can go and play but I can work out with the team,” said Allen. “The coaching staff is amazing and my teammates really welcomed me in the program. Everything is great.”

On the recruiting trail, Allen camped with three schools this past summer, Arizona, UCLA and San Jose State.

“I did the RichRod Camp with Arizona and that was a lot of fun. The UCLA camp was great and it was amazing working with them,” said Allen. “And the San Jose State camp was good too.”

Last summer, Allen camped at Arizona State, the same school his father, Eric Allen, starred at before a long NFL career.

“The ASU camp last year was great and it was just a really good experience,” said Allen.

Allen grew up a fan of the Sun Devils and said his father’s time there has an impact on him.

“I sure did grow up an Arizona State fan,” said Allen. “On one hand I’d like to carve my own path but I also had a lot of support from my dad and my family is a big part of helping me be successful so that would mean a lot.”

Arizona State, UCLA and Stanford a couple of the schools in the early going that Allen likes.

“I like a lot of the Pac-12 schools really,” said Allen.

Stanford coach David Shaw and Allen’s father go back and Stanford has a commitment from one Cathedral prospect in the 2015 class, Casey Toohill, and it’s also where former running back Tyler Gaffney prepped before going to The Farm.

“Coach Shaw, I know him very well,” said Allen. “My dad and he have a good relationship.”

San Jose State coach Ron Caragher is another that Allen knows, growing up with his son when Caragher was the head coach at San Diego.

In fact, the Spartans have been on Allen the most.

“I’ve sent my film to some schools, but San Jose State is probably recruiting me the hardest right now,” said Allen.

Academically, Allen has a 3.2 and will take the SAT during his junior year.

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