One of the top quarterbacks in the country, Allen joins the Razorback football program rated as the fifth-best pro-style quarterback in the nation, according to Rivals.com and the No. 3 prospect in the state by HawgSports.com. He was honored with the Landers Award, given annually to the top prep football player in the state of Arkansas. The hometown product led Fayetteville High School to the Arkansas Class 7A state title game in 2010, finishing the season with a 10-4 record. Known for his accuracy, Allen threw for 3,408 yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior, going the entire regular season without throwing an interception. He totaled more than 10,000 passing yards in three seasons under head coach Daryl Patton as Fayetteville's starting signal caller. He showed his athleticism in his final prep season by also rushing for more than 500 yards. Allen was ranked as a top 200 prospect nationally by Rivals.com. He was ranked as the No. 31 quarterback prospect in the nation by Scout.com. As a senior, he was named NWA Media's Big Six Football Player of the Year and was honored to the AP's Arkansas Super Team. He was an AHSAA All-State honoree in 2010, representing the Class 7A West Division. Allen received second-team All-State honors from ArkansasVarsity.com. He is the son of Bobby and Marcela Allen. His father is the defensive tackles coach for the Razorbacks and he has been a part of the Arkansas staff for 13 seasons.