Friday, April 12, 2013

Former Oklahoma Quarterback Drew Allen Will Transfer to Syracuse

Drew Allen, a senior at Oklahoma with one year of eligibility remaining, will transfer to Syracuse. And it seems he will follow in the footsteps of Greg Paulus, who played one year of quarterback for the Orange after four years of college basketball at Duke.

"It is the toughest decision of my life just because of the uniqueness of the situation," Allen told The Post-Standard. "Coming out of high school, I was basically deciding where I was going to go for the next four or five years of my life. With this, it was a decision that would span just a matter of months — a one-year deal.

"So it’s been a long process, and I’m really excited that it’s come down to me going to Syracuse."

Allen, a native of San Antonio, Texas, was a PrepStar All-American coming out of Alamo Heights High School. He redshirted in 2009, then backed up Landry Jones for the remainder of his career. He saw action in 12 games over the last four years and completed 18 of his 30 pass attempts for 160 yards. Allen did not throw a touchdown or an interception.

At 6-foot-5 and 226 pounds, he has tremendous size for the quarterback position. And combined with the Oklahoma pedigree and a slew of high school accolades, Allen had an impressive resume that piqued the interest of the new Syracuse coaching staff — an others. (The Post-Standard)
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