QB Kyle Allen (5-star recruit) – 6’4” 195lbs. – Scottsdale, AZ
Kyle Allen comes in as A&M’s highest ranking quarterback recruit since Reggie McNeal. However, the 5-star recruit may be the top pro-style quarterback A&M has ever landed. With offers from Alabama, UCLA, Arizona, Notre Dame, and Ohio St, Kyle Allen shocked the nation with his decision to leave the PAC-12 area and join the Aggies in the SEC.
As a junior in high school, Allen exploded onto the scene with 3,119 yards passing and a 0.721 completion percentage over 12 games played. He threw 36 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions while registering a jaw-dropping QB rating of 138. His senior season, he put together another solid season but only on 10 games played. His average yards per game of 253 remained about the same from the previous year and he accounted for 29 touchdowns. However, his 10 interceptions in 2013 dropped his QBR to 118. Over 3 years of varsity football, Kyle Allen threw for 8,201 yards and 86 touchdowns.
As the top pro-style quarterback in the nation, Allen was invited to both the Army and Under Armor All-American games. He chose to participate in the Army game and put in arguably the most impressive performance of the day. On limited action, he completed 12/18 for 183 yards.
Allen’s dominance in high school and the Army All-American game has many Aggies hopeful it will translate in SEC competition. The early enrollee has been on campus since January participating in spring football and workouts with Larry Jackson. This extra time is crucial to building the trust of his coaches and teammates while providing him an opportunity to start. He is currently locked in a 3-way quarterback competition between Matt Joeckel, Kenny Hill, and himself. Should he win, he will get to succeed Johnny Manziel as A&M’s next signal caller.