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Armando Allen

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All-purpose back
Hialeah, Florida
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Notre DameCOMMITTED (12/01/2006)10/06/2006Rob Ianello, Bernie Parmalee
DukeNone11/24/2006Scottie Montgomery
FloridaNone11/10/2006Doc Holliday
GeorgiaNoneNoneWillie Martinez
Georgia TechNoneNone
Miami (FL)NoneNone

Scouting Report on Armando Allen

by Mike Farrell - 06/19/2006
Allen plays bigger than his size, has blazing straight-ahead speed and good vision. He hits the hole hard and keeps a low center of gravity allowing him to bounce off tackles. Allen has the speed to score from anywhere on the field and has a good up field burst after a few strides. He reaches top speed quickly and has deceptive strength for his size. Allen has strong leg drive and can gain extra yardage after contact. His low center of gravity and good pad level allows him to deliver a blow when he lowers his head and avoid taking big shots. Allen doesn’t look as fast as others due to the high level of competition he plays, but he has homerun speed. He’s very good at keeping his feet moving and his instincts allow him to find cutback lanes easily. Allen needs to get a bit lower, dance less at the line of scrimmage and finish his runs more consistently. He is likely a change-of-pace back early in college but has the strength and work ethic to be an every-down back eventually. Allen could also slot out with his soft hands and good speed. He has good hand-eye coordination in the passing game and shows some downfield receiving skills.

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Latest News

Rivals5: Top five stories in Florida02/05/2007 Football Recruiting

The state of Florida has hundreds of Division I-A prospects. Along with top talent, the Sunshine State always produces its share of interesting storylines during a given recruiting season. Here's a look at what we think are the five top storylines in Florida recruiting this year, including the interesting story of Noel Devine.

Davis tops final Florida 10001/27/ Football Recruiting
Neon Deion brightens East's day01/03/ Football Recruiting
Allen talks Irish pledge12/04/ Football Recruiting
Video Feature: Irish pick up speedster12/01/ Football Recruiting
Early enrollment seals deal for Allen12/01/
Allen and VanDyke set to make the call11/30/ Football Recruiting
Allen set to announce on Friday11/27/
Video feature: What's next for the U?11/27/ Football Recruiting
Rivals100 Allen announcement set11/14/
Allen enjoyed trip to Rocky Top11/07/
Allen down to two10/30/ Football Recruiting
Stars travel to see Irish this weekend09/14/ Football Recruiting
Recruiting Race09/14/
Allen will focus on the next level09/13/
Allen does his homework09/06/
AMP: Gators recruiting update08/11/ Football Recruiting
Rivals100 RB preparing to trim list08/07/
Nation’s No. 1 all-purpose back has some surprises07/31/
Are the Vols in the Armando Allen race?07/25/
Friday Night Lights07/21/
Sleepers dot Florida rankings07/06/ Football Recruiting
Allen is thinking things over06/22/
Local four-star RB waiting on UM06/12/
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Rivals100 back talks about camping at Florida06/08/
New Rivals100 goes against traditional trends06/06/ Football Recruiting
QB Clausen leads new Rivals10006/05/ Football Recruiting
AMP: 5 star near misses06/05/ Football Recruiting
Allen looks forward to summer06/05/
What can Brown do for you?06/01/
Allen’s turning his attention to recruiting05/16/
Allen clears hurdle, ready for another05/11/
Armando Allen may need to make early decision05/04/
Video: Allen flys by04/20/
UGASports: A look back at recruiting04/16/
Miami: Day three in rewind04/14/
Miami: Day two in Rewind04/13/
UGASports Extra: Up close with Allen04/13/
Miami: NIKE Camp Photo Feature04/11/
The Miami Heat04/09/ Football Recruiting
Georgia targets perform well in Miami04/09/
First stop: Miami04/08/ Football Recruiting
NIKE Camps kick off in talent rich Miami04/08/
South Beach RB remaining patient04/03/
AMP: The great Florida RB debate03/09/ Football Recruiting
Leadership pushes Allen03/08/
Noles in the running for another elite Florida RB03/04/
Allen taking his time02/14/
Armando Allen: Stud RB has box full of mail02/13/
Rivals100 RB one to watch02/13/2006Devils Illustrated's top 100 juniors01/19/
Speed carries top junior running back01/11/
Lewis phone ringing off the hook09/13/ Football Recruiting
Video: Quick-footed Allen is tough to stop08/23/
Head of the class08/22/ Football Recruiting
Class of 2007: 50 prospect to watch08/21/
Miami NIKE Camp: Top offensive prospects04/14/
Miami NIKE Camp results: Top 40-yard dash times04/12/
Top players & prospects from the Miami Nike Camp04/12/
Skill rules at NIKE04/12/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Big performers on display in Miami04/11/ Football Recruiting


Year AttYdsTD
2006 (Sr.)-
2005 (Jr.)1131,12713