Syracuse gets quarterback Drew Allen on transfer from Oklahoma

Brett LoGiurato
Saturday April 13th, 2013

Oklahoma senior quarterback Drew Allen will transfer to Syracuse. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Oklahoma senior quarterback Drew Allen will transfer to Syracuse. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Drew Allen, a senior quarterback at Oklahoma with one year of eligibility remaining, is transferring to Syracuse, he told The Post-Standard's Michael Cohen in an interview Friday.

"It is the toughest decision of my life just because of the uniqueness of the situation," Allen told Cohen."Coming out of high school, I was basically deciding where I was going to go for the next four or five years of my life. With this, it was a decision that would span a matter of months -- a one-year deal.

"So it's been a long process, and I'm really excited that it's come down to me going to Syracuse."

Allen was a three-star recruit coming out of Alamo Heights High in San Antonio, redshirting in his freshman season. But he fell behind Landry Jones, and he would find stiff competition for a starting role with the Sooners next season. At Syracuse, meanwhile, Allen already looks like the favorite to win the starting job over seniors Charley Loeb and John Kinder and junior Terrel Hunt. With first-year head coach Scott Shafer, Allen could find himself in a similar situation as Greg Paulus in 2009 with then-first-year coach Doug Marrone. After playing four years of basketball at Duke, Paulus transferred to Syracuse and was named the Orange's starter.

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