The staff at Harvard made Noah Allen a priority during the July evaluation period.
Monday, that work paid off when the 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Salinas (Calif.) Palma picked the Crimson.
"It's Harvard, it's the number one school in the world," Allen told Rivals.com. "They have a great basketball program and are really starting to come up in the world."
After a strong month of July with the Bay Area Hoosiers, Allen said that his relationship with the Harvard staff was too strong to justify waiting any longer.
"The relationship I have with the staff was big," said Allen. "Coach Amaker is great and so is Yanni (Hufnagel)."
Known as a knockdown jump shooter and a guy who makes smart plays, Allen feels that he's diversified his game.
"I think I've added a lot more," said Allen. "I can pass and I'm definitely not just a shooter. I've improved all over and my intensity and handles have really picked up."
Rated as a three-star prospect, Allen joins four-star big man Zena Edosomwan to get Harvard's recruiting class off to a great start. He's happy to have his decision out of the way and is also eyeing some twins from Las Vegas that he would like to see join him.
"It's a relief for me and my family," said Allen. "It's been a long process and I'm happy to get it over with and me and my family are really happy with the decision.
"Now I want to go out and help them get Marcus Allen and Malcom Allen from Las Vegas."