Notre Dame safety Derrik Allen is one of the top incoming signees from the Irish’s No. 10-ranked recruiting class and he’s already setting some tremendously steep goals for himself.
In an interview with NDInsider.com, Allen was asked what his expectations were for his freshman season at Notre Dame and he did not bother selling himself short.
“All-American in the classroom and on the field and early playing time,” Allen said.
Ideally, the classroom element will come first followed by the early playing time, because that’s what will ultimately give him the chance to be an All-American on the field. But in a crowded secondary, he’ll have to prove to be absolutely dominant from the jump when he arrives in the summer to earn that playing time.
The Irish return their entire starting secondary and adds talented transfer Alohi Gilman to the mix. Not to mention, Allen is one of six secondary additions in this class.
Other noteworthy items in the quick-hitter questions, Allen has never seen Rudy and made the tragic mistake of saying that he preferred Adidas over Nike or Under Armour. Now that he’s on his way to South Bend, he’ll probably need to get on the right side of those two questions, but Notre Dame fans are excited to have the talented 4-star safety nonetheless.
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