Early in the 2013-14 campaign, Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy and his staff identified the need for another shooter. Enter Peyton Allen a shooter who was under the radar after missing the spring and summer of 2013 due to illness.
Thursday night, the Aggies early senior season pursuit of Allen paid off when the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Chatham (Ill.) Glenwood announced via twitter that he was committing to the Aggies.
As a sophomore and junior, Allen had earned plenty of attention from high major programs because of his shooting and basketball savvy. However, after losing 30 pounds due to a bout with mononucleosis and missing much of the spring and summer between his junior and senior season, things had cooled down.
However, dedicated work in the gym allowed Allen to come back stronger than ever as a senior. In the midst of a big senior season, the three-star prospect had been seeing his recruitment take off of late.
He visited A&M, Tennessee and Butler officially and was scheduled to visit Vanderbilt this weekend. Additionally, North Carolina was recently in to see him and Roy Williams was expected out to watch him next week.
In the end, Allen decided that he had seen what he wanted to see from A&M and decided to end things rather than take any more time because of a strong official visit and the legwork done by the Aggies staff. The high level shooter joins a recruiting class that already includes four-star point guard Alex Robinson, three-star combo guard Sidy Ndir and walk-on Chase Carlton.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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