Allen signs National Letter of Intent.
- Played for coach Joe Chirico at Paintsville High
- 2017 all-area player of the year
- Two-time all-area … finished with 155 total tackles, including 88 solos
- Also ran for 1,468 yards and scored 26 total touchdowns as a senior
- Led Tigers to an 11-2 record and trip to the semifinals of the 2017 Kentucky Class 1A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl playoffs
- Selected to play in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star football game
- Named to 2017 Kentucky Mr. Football Watch List … registered 65 tackles as a junior
- Played the first two seasons of his high school career for coach Jim Matney at Johnson Central High
- Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN, rivals and 247Sports
- No. 10 overall player in Kentucky by rivals
- No. 8 overall in Kentucky by ESPN
- No. 12 overall in Kentucky by 247Sports
- Also offered by Cincinnati, Memphis, Purdue, Western Kentucky
Allen verbally commits to West Virginia.