Springer Star Excels in Two Sports

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Highland Springs (Highland Springs, VA) prospect Kevin Allen is a terrific two-sport athlete, excelling in basketball and football. He led the Springers to an AAA state championship title in basketball earlier this year. The 6-3, 180 pound Allen plays point guard, averaging 4.4 points, seven assists, and six steals per contest.

An intense competitor in any sport, Allen was most excited in his team’s biggest game.

“Our title game was played at Liberty University,” said Allen. “It was a raucous crowd…really crazy. It was exciting. I was so hyped before the game.”

While Allen hopes to capture one more basketball state championship as a senior, he is busy right now trying to improve upon his already impressive talents in his other sport – football. He has been a consistent playmaker from his wide receiver and safety positions for head coach Scott Burton, who believes Allen has unlimited potential.

“The sky’s the limit for Kevin,” said Burton. “He has good explosiveness, excellent hands, and a real nose for the football. He understands where he needs to be. Kevin really has a good combination of physical and mental skills.”

Allen’s intelligence on the field translates off of it as well, as Allen carries a 3.0 grade point average and should easily qualify for freshmen eligibility. It is his intelligence, work ethic, and ability that have Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Maryland, UNC, NC State, and Virginia seriously interested in him.

Currently, he has no official scholarship offers, however he has been attending a weekly seven-on-seven camp to improve speed and technique before next season. He also attended the Nike Camp in Blacksburg in May. All of the schools recruiting Allen like him as a safety, and he does not mind that one bit.

“Schools like me as a safety,” said Allen, who recorded four interceptions as a junior. “I like defense, mainly because I like hitting people. I’ve been doing a seven-on-seven to improve my technique and speed for next year. It also helps me stay in football shape.

“I went to the Nike Camp in Blacksburg. I had fun down there, and me a lot of people. I did pretty well despite the bad weather.”

Allen plans on visiting summer camps, though he does not know which ones he will visit. He is claiming no favorites at this point.

“I don’t have a leader,” said Allen. “Michigan