Oklahoma football: Former OU QB Drew Allen will decide soon between Syracuse and N.C. State

Former Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen visited Syracuse recently, and plans to visit N.C. State soon before deciding where he’ll play college football next season, according to a source.
by Jason Kersey Modified: April 4, 2013 at 5:18 pm •  Published: April 4, 2013
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photo -  Former OU quarterback Drew Allen will transfer to either Syracuse or N.C. State. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE
Former OU quarterback Drew Allen will transfer to either Syracuse or N.C. State. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE

NORMAN — Former Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen visited Syracuse recently, and plans to visit N.C. State soon before deciding where he’ll play college football next season, according to a source.

The source said Allen will choose between those two schools, and is leaning toward Syracuse because he likes the Orange’s offensive system.

Allen’s visit to Syracuse was first reported by ESPN.com. Syracuse is looking to replace Ryan Nassib, a four-year starter who is projected as a second-round selection in this month’s NFL Draft.

Allen, who is set to graduate from OU in May, still has a year of eligibility remaining. Because he’ll finish his degree requirements, NCAA rules allow him to transfer to another Football Bowl Subdivision school and be immediately eligible.

Blake Bell, a junior next season, supplanted Allen as Landry Jones’ backup before the 2012 season. Bell is currently battling sophomore Kendal Thompson and redshirt freshman Trevor Knight to replace Jones as OU’s full-time starter in 2013.

Allen didn’t take any snaps in 2012. As a sophomore, he appeared in five games, completing nine of 16 passes for 71 yards.


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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