"My coach always told me, ‘Don’t do nothing you ain’t comfortable doing, always play your role, do what you can do to help the team,'" Allen said. "So that’s what I do. I bring hustle, energy and whatever it takes, what Coach tells me to do. If it’s take my body, throw it into somebody, that’s what I’m going to do."
In a world where highly-touted freshmen often see a fast track to the NBA, Allen said he's content playing a smaller role for the Tigers.
It's helping him earn playing time on a team with five freshmen.
PowerMizzou has tracked down the latest on some of Missouri's primary football targets:
One guy who won't be making it to campus...
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou receiver recruit opts for different path
Green, the younger brother of former Mizzou receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, signed a national letter of intent to play for Missouri back in February, pushed off his planned enrollment but has since moved to New York City where he’s a model and works for a catering company, his father, John Beckham, confirmed.
Green has not ruled out playing college football at some point, Beckham said, but not in the immediate future.
"Three years of chemo can do that to you," Beckham said in a text message.
And that other sport...
The Wichita Eagle: Kansas, Missouri express interest in Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye
Ojeleye, a sophomore forward from Ottawa, was granted a full release from his basketball scholarship Sunday, allowing him to transfer from Duke to a school of his choosing. As a former touted recruit, and the leading scorer in Kansas high school history, Ojeleye predictably received heavy interest from college basketball coaches Monday.
Matt Suther, Ojeleye’s former AAU basketball coach with Mokan Elite, said his phone was ringing all day.
"Too many to count," Suther said when asked how many schools had contacted him and Ojeleye. "Hearing from a ton of schools all over the country."
Suther said Kansas and Missouri were among the prominent regional basketball programs to call.
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