The state of Michigan has a wealth of talent at the skill positions in the class of 2013.Â As always, Detroit is sure to have its fair share of athletes register for classes
at East Lansing. Mycial Allen, a Wide Receiver and Defensive Back from Martin Luther King HS in Detroit, has been dreaming of donning the green and white since he was six years old.
The 5â€™11â€ 183 pound well-rounded athlete is receiving interest from 13 universities, but only one has formally recruited him on the offensive side of the ball, Michigan State.Â Five Big Ten schools, including MSU, are in pursuit of Allen and only Iowa has formally extended a scholarship offer.
Allen is a physical specimen unlike most his age. He plays Wide Receiver as if he is still on defense, going up for jump balls and then looking for people to run over on his way to the end zone. His hard-hitting style and genuine passion for the game has been a staple from the first time he threw on his shoulder pads.
â€œI first started playing football when I was six years old,â€Â said Allen. â€œThatâ€™s when I started playing defense.Â As a little league kid, you canâ€™t be scared of anything, you just have to go out there and play, have no fear. As I grew older thatâ€™s just how I kept playing and laying people out.â€
Just because Allen can dish out punishment, doesnâ€™t mean he isnâ€™t one to understand that what goes around, comes around.
â€œ[The hits] get me ready for the next play,â€ said Allen. â€œIt letâ€™s me do something to them or make me make their defense look bad.â€
Allen will be participating in camps in East Lansing this month.Â He is expecting to receive his offer from Mark Dantonio & Co. in that time period.Â He has been a Michigan State fan since he started tossing around the pigskin and couldnâ€™t think of a better opportunity than to play Spartan football.
â€œ[Michigan State] is on the top of my list,â€ explained Allen. â€œIf they offer me, Iâ€™m going to shut the recruiting process down and go ahead and commit to Michigan State.â€