Allen: The Next Aaron Curry?

Zachary Allen

Wake Forest's football program hosted three recruits on official visits this past weekend. All three hailed from Pahokee High School in Florida. DeaconSports caught up with Pahokee athlete Zachary Allen, a WFU commitment, to get his thoughts on his visit and his standing with Wake Forest following his trip to Winston-Salem.

"Overall it went very well," Zachary Allen said of his visit to Wake Forest. "We had a lot of fun. We enjoyed the game." Allen, a WFU verbal commitment, visited Wake Forest along with teammates Merrill Noel (WFU commitment) and Antonio Ford.

Although the Demon Deacons were unable to close out Miami, Allen was impressed by the Demon Deacons' performance. "Me and my fellow teammates were very impressed. They showed a lot of good things, played their hearts out, and showed they can compete with anyone at any time. Even with that, we think we can come in compete and earn a spot early."

Allen, who spent time with Cyhl Quarles, Mike Williams, Chris Givens, and other players, enjoyed his time on-campus. "I had been up there three times so I had already toured. Antonio's mom went and they got a chance to look around. Me and [Merrill] Noel hung out with our future teammates up there. The coaches too. [The coaches] were very excited we came. They were excited we were there and talked about us playing early and their plans for us."

Allen has the athletic ability to play a variety of positions at the collegiate level. However, he will likely play linebacker at Wake Forest. "They want me to be the next Aaron Curry," he said. "I told them that it's possible but really I'm going to next me. I'm very excited they compared me to him but I'll do my own thing there."

Allen visited Minnesota officially but says that he is a solid commitment to Wake Forest. "I hear from Miami still and South Florida but right now I don't think I'll take anymore visits. I'm actually going to enroll at Wake in January."

Until then, Allen hopes to continue his season deep into the playoffs. Despite having a torn labrum, Allen has had a fairly good season. "Our team, we're playing pretty well. We could play better but we're getting done. For me, at the beginning of the season I wasn't playing good, but the last 4-5 games I'm starting to play like last year but better."

Stay tuned to DeaconSports for the latest on Wake Forest football recruiting.

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