In huge recruiting news, four-star quarterback Kyle Allen has committed to Texas A&M over UCLA, picking the Aggies as the first team he’ll commit to in what we’re sure is a slew of teams he’ll also eventually commit to.
Jokes aside, Kyle Allen appears to be a talented kid and most scouting reports seem to think he’s an eventual starting QB for a BCS squad. He’s consistently ranked among the top-five pro-style quarterbacks in the country, too, and is widely regarded as the best player in the state of Arizona.
Allen was down to Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, A&M and UCLA and wound up choosing the Aggies. Certainly, A&M provides a shot at early playing time for the 6’3” quarterback given Johnny Manziel will likely bail College Station for the NFL draft at the conclusion of the 2013-14 college football season. That, and Kevin Sumlin—who was once a candidate for the UCLA head coaching job, if you remember correctly—has become something of a quarterback guru, or at least his system has aided his quarterbacks in excelling and becoming all-world passers in their respective conferences (he produced Case Keenum, the all-time NCAA leader in passing yards and touchdowns, too).
So no shame in losing out to Texas A&M here. Besides, it’s June—we’re closer to National Signing Day 2013 than we are to the 2014 version, and given the current landscape of college football recruiting, it’s likely that Allen de-commits and makes one more commitment by the time he puts ink to paper (and even then, that apparently doesn’t mean much).