December 1, 2006

Early enrollment seals deal for Allen

When it comes to recruiting, nothing is certain until it happens. That uncertainty paid off for Notre Dame as the Irish benefited from an 11th hour change of heart by Hialeah, Fla., running back Armando Allen.

The 5-foot-9, 181-pound speedster was all but locked up to Florida before Notre Dame reconsidered its stance on early enrollment. On Friday Allen made a verbal commitment to the Irish.

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