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Ryan Allen Discusses His Commitment to Delaware

By Martinis Jackson , 09/12/16, 8:45PM EDT

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HWI: What other schools were recruiting you heavily?

Allen: Delaware, Towson, American, Mt. St. Mary's, Manhattan, UAB, George Mason, Hartford, and Quinnipiac 

HWI: Who were your top choices coming down the stretch as you were about to make your final decision?

Allen: Delaware and Towson 

HWI: Did you use any advice from your parents, coaches or teammates during the recruitment process?

Allen: Yes, I received a lot of good advice from close family and friends but I wanted to make the decision myself.

HWI: Did your cousin, Terrell Allen, play any role in helping you make a decision?

Allen: He's played a role in everything I do. I look up to him. When I got down to my final two schools, he gave me the advice to follow my heart. 

HWI: At what point did you realize that this was the school for you? How?

Allen: When I walked around the campus, it just felt right; it felt like home. 

HWI: What set this school apart from the other schools that were recruiting you? 

Allen: Coach Martin made me feel like he believed in my game as much as I do, in fact, even more than I do. 

HWI: What will you miss most about the recruiting process? What about the process will you not miss.

Allen: I'll miss the relationships that I built with the coaches, but I won't miss the constant phone calls every second of the day. 

HWI: Now that the biggest decision of your high school career is over, what is motivating you about your senior season (what are you goals for this season)?

Allen: The number 1 thing on my mind is winning a WCAC championship. My personal goals will [eventually] come but my number 1 goal is winning that championship.

HWI: Are there any people you would like to thank in particular for helping with this process?

Allen: I want to thank my family, my loved ones, my coaches, and everyone who has been in my support system who never left me.