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Matt Allen
Matt  Allen

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Hinsdale, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale Central

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 294

Position:
OL

Experience:
RS


2016 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Furman.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top centers by Scout.com (No. 7), 247Sports.com (No. 10) and ESPN.com (No. 11) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 98) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among the state's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 19), 247Sports.com (No. 32) and Rivals.com (No. 39) . . . two-year starter for Coach Dan Hartman at Hinsdale (Illinois) Central High School . . . earned all-state honors from The News-Gazette (first team) and Chicago Tribune (second team) as a senior . . . named to Pioneer Press and Daily Herald all-area teams in 2015 . . . also garnered All-West Suburban Silver honors as a senior . . . team captain anchored an offensive line that helped the Red Devils average 403 total yards, 160 rushing yards and 37 points per game in 2015 . . . Red Devils rushed for a season-high 314 yards vs. Hinsdale South . . . allowed only one sack as a senior . . . played a major role in helping Hinsdale Central average 324 total yards, 158 rushing yards and 28 points per game as a junior . . . Red Devils produced a season-best 319 rushing yards vs. York in 2014 . . . three-time all-state selection in wrestling . . . won the 285-pound state title in Class 3A as a senior in 2016 . . . finished his senior season with a 45-1 record . . . posted a 41-3 record as a junior while finishing second at 285 pounds in the Class 3A Championships . . . son of John and Leslie Allen . . . his brother Jack was a four-year starter (2012-15) and two-time first-team All-America center (2014-15) for the Spartans, while his brother Brian is a junior on the 2016 roster . . . born Jan. 7, 1998 . . . hospitality business.