It just goes to show what a great job Paul Johnson is doing Georgia Tech: RB Marcus Allen won't be headed to USC after all, where he'd be assured of winning a Heisman Trophy and a long NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers and other teams and a weird friendship with O.J. Simpson and ...
I'm sorry, apparently we're talking about Hilliard, Florida RB Marcus Allen, who's himself a highly recruited player, likely Tech's biggest get so far this class. The consensus three-star prospect announced his intention to play for Tech this week, choosing the Jackets over a list of offers dozens deep. Arkansas, FSU, Nebraska and Wisconsin were some of the schools in the running for Allen, who apparently also played QB and was ranked as the nation's No. 61 OLB by Scout.
In fact, it was Tech's desire to have him play running back that helped it land Allen, a student with a 3.9 GPA who's related to former state legends Champ Bailey and Boss Bailey. That 3.9 GPA should help clue you in on what else helped lure Allen to Atlanta.
An updated look at the 2012 class: