GREENVILLE, N.C. (BVM) — Student-athletes around the country compete daily to prove they can compete at the next level. J.H. Rose’s Michael Allen has already done that.
At 5-foot-9, 200 pounds, Allen helped lead the Rampants to an 11-5 overall record during his senior campaign in 2021. They would make it to the second round of the state playoffs but ultimately fell to Dudley. During that season, though, the Rampants put 6,357 all-purpose yards, and Allen was a leading proponent for that. Allen accumulated nearly 2,000 of those all-purpose yards himself.
Traveled up to Greenville tonight. Got to see @jhrosefootball RB and @PackFootball commit @MichaelAllen8_ . He didn't touch it as much as I expected but didn't need to. Incredible speed and a joker like laugh on the score to put it away. pic.twitter.com/w3Benpkvas
— Pat Welter WRAL (@PatrickWelter) November 13, 2021
Following his final high school, Chernasky was eager to continue his football career. He’d get that chance to do just that as he had a number of teams, including Wisconsin, East Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas and NC State interested in his services. Allen decided to stay in state and commit to the Wolfpack at NC State.
— Michael Allen (@MichaelAllen8_) June 18, 2021
“He’s [running backs coach Kurt Roper] been telling me I’d have a chance to come in and compete for early playing time, which is a huge deal for me,” Allen told 247Sports. “I like how he’s straight to the point. He doesn’t beat around the bush, which I love, and he’s very truthful.”
Along with a successful career on the gridiron, Allen also excelled in other sports like baseball and track and field. During his junior year, Allen was part of a state championship baseball team at Rose. Allen also ran his best time of 10.7 in the 100m dash during his prep career.
For Allen, it’s an exciting time as his collegiate career is just underway. In fact, he got his first game action in NC State’s week four game against UConn. He rushed the ball 10 times for 66 yards, and he also caught two passes for six yards. Allen will aim to excel when given the opportunity, but for now, he will do his best to help the Wolfpack compete for an ACC championship.
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