Sunday, August 08, 2010

SF Chronicle: Star Recruit Expected to Excel on Both Sides

John Crumpacker

Before he had so much as broken a sweat in his first college football practice, wide receiver Keenan Allen already had his coach's attention.  That's what five-star recruits are supposed to do. In the parlance of high school recruiting, Allen was known as an "athlete," part fish, part fowl and capable of traveling by land as well. Cal coach Jeff Tedford is hoping the freshman from North Carolina will help the Bears on both sides of the ball.

In Cal's first practice of fall camp late Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, Allen wore a white 21 jersey, meaning he was on offense. However, it's likely Allen will also see some time playing in the defensive secondary as a safety or nickel back.

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