Tulare Union star Kazmeir Allen made his verbal committment to UCLA on Nov. 29.
Two weeks later, Allen visited the Westwood campus for the first time, donning a Bruins uniform on the football practice field.
Quite the day for Allen.
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He even struck the Heisman pose among other photo opportunities he took advantage of Saturday.
Allen is scheduled to make his pledge to UCLA official during the early signing period for football, which begins Wednesday, rather than wait for National Signing Day on Feb. 7.
College football this year instituted the early period, which lasts 72 hours.
When UCLA hired Chip Kelly to be its head coach, Allen didn’t hesitate to commit to the Bruins.
Allen has has been a longtime fan of Kelly. In a recent interview with The Bee, he said “it’s exciting” to be a part of Kelly’s team.
This past season, he finished with 70 touchdowns – a state record, surpassing the 64 that Tyler Ebell of Ventura scored in 2000, according to Cal-Hi Sports.
Other notable milestones:
▪ 120 career touchdowns, breaking Dominique Dorsey’s Tulare Union career mark of 118, according to section historian Bob Barnett.
▪ Allen passed Dorsey (1998-2000) and former Dos Palos star Kenny James (1999-2001) to move to No. 2 all-time in section scoring.