Recruiting: Curtis DB Richard Allen commits to Tulane

Posted by: Ken Trahan--Executive Producer in Prep Sports


For Tulane, two John Curtis Patriots are better than one.

John Curtis defensive back Richard Allen has verbally committed to Tulane. the 5'10, 170-pound Allen is an honor student with a 4.0 GPA and a 25 score on his ACT.

Allen chose Tulane over McNeese State. He joins Curtis teammate Brandon Godfrey as part of the Tulane recruiting class of 2013 for Curtis Johnson.

Curtis head coach J.T. Curtis is very high on Allen and high on his college decision.

"It was a good choice for Allen," said J.T. Curtis. "He has been an excellent student all of his life and he wanted to go to a school that was academically challenging to him and Tulane fits well. He is excited with their new coaching staff. He went to their camp and ran in the low 4.4 range. He gave it time and thought about it and made a good decision. He wanted to play close to home. I believe he can help Tulane."

Allen runs consistently in the 4.4 to 4.45 range in the 40-yard dash.

"It is close to home, close to where I live," said Allen. "I plan on majoring in sports medicine and they have a very good sports medicine program. It seemed like a perfect fit for more. Coach Rollins (Jason) did a very good job recruiting me. I feel great about Coach Johnson. I went to their camp and I enjoyed being around him. He is a real cool guy. Brandon talked with me about it and he was very high on Tulane. It will be nice to be there with him.

Allen believes in his ability to compete at the next level.

"I feel my speed is good, I'm very fast," said Allen. "I believe I can thrive in man-to-man coverage. I have good technique and ball skills. I look forward to having a chance to contribute early in my career at Tulane."

Former Curtis defensive back Alex Lauricella, now a senior, is at Tulane as well. Former Patriot Mike Henry is a junior center for the Green Wave. "I should feel right at home," said Allen.

Allen is Tulane's 17th commitment for the class of 2013. 14 of the 17 are from Louisiana with 12 from the extended greater New Orleans area.


Pos Name
School, Hometown
HT/ WT/ 40 Commit Date
CB Richard Allen
(John Curtis Christian)
River RidgeLA
5-9/175/4.38 07/09/2012
DE Corey Smith
(O. Perry Walker School)
New OrleansLA
6-7/245 06/29/2012
CB Parry Nickerson
(West Jefferson HS)
5-11/170 06/28/2012
DT Antonio McGhee
(Parkway HS)
Bossier CityLA
6-0/275 06/25/2012
S Nico Marley
(Cypress Bay HS)
5-7/185 06/24/2012
DE Eric Bell
(West Saint John HS)
6-3/250 06/22/2012
OG Chris Taylor
(Zachary HS)
6-3/307/5.20 06/22/2012
OLB Quinlan Carroll
(Belle Chasse HS)
Belle ChasseLA
6-1/215 06/22/2012
OLB Lyn Clark
(O. Perry Walker School)
New OrleansLA
6-2/215 06/19/2012
QB Reginald Bell
(Susan Miller Dorsey HS)
Los AngelesCA
6-2/180 06/19/2012
LS Mike Lizanich
(Pinnacle HS)
6-1/215 06/18/2012
OLB Luke Jackson
(St. Charles Catholic HS)
La PlaceLA
6-3/210/4.55 06/14/2012
S Leonard Davis
(East Saint John HS)
6-1/200/4.55 05/30/2012
C Brandon Godfrey
(John Curtis Christian)
River RidgeLA
6-4/280 05/29/2012
QB Tanner Lee
(Jesuit HS)
New OrleansLA
6-4/195 05/25/2012
DE Eldrick Washington
(Cox, Helen, Junior HS)
6-2/250 05/17/2012
OG Jason Stewart
(Easton, Warren, Fundamental Se)
New OrleansLA
6-6/330 04/30/2012