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Sunday Quickies: Dontaie Allen Edition

Allen’s star continues to rise; Kentucky wants him to visit again.


Is anyone’s star rising faster than Dontaie Allen right now?

The Pendleton County small forward has received six Division I offers since Thursday. Florida, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, Iowa State and St. Louis have all extended scholarships to the three-star prospect in the last week. That brings his total to 22 offers, and Kentucky still isn’t one of them.

But John Calipari and his coaches aren’t ignoring the in-state star. Contact from Kentucky has spiked recently for Allen, and “he texts almost daily with Kentucky assistant coach Joel Justus,” according to Jon Hale of the Louisville Courier Journal.

Hale also said that Justus wants Allen to visit after the July evaluation period. Allen previously took an unofficial visit to Kentucky in June.

As a three-star recruit on the rise in the class of 2019, Allen may actually be a Kentucky product that’s good enough to earn a scholarship offer from the Wildcats. Kentucky has its other priorities, but as far as in-state talents go, this is one they don’t want to miss out on.

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