A native of Inglewood, Calif. ... parents are Norma Smith and James Allen.
Listed as a Student Sports Magazine "Player to Watch" ... will have three years of eligibility remaining ... a three-year letterwinner in high school ... named defensive MVP as a senior ... lettered twice in track, competing in the 200- and 400-meters ... he also led his 400-meter relay team to a league championship and was named MVP as a senior ... recruited by Oregon, USC, New Mexico and Iowa State
2001 | Sophomore Year
Slowed by a nagging ankle injury throughout the season ... saw action in 7 games during the season ... earned letterman honors ... credited with 5 tackles on the season, including 2 solo stops against UNLV ... had 6 kick returns for 121 yards on the season, including long of 28 yards against Hawaii.
2002 | Junior Year
Saw limited time during spring drills due to injury ... will compete for playing time at cornerback during fall camp.