February 2, 2012
Allen commits to play for the Hoyas
Forward Brandon Allen was one of six high school players who signed a letter of intent to play at Georgetown University.
Allen, who attends St. Joseph High School, was a four-year letterwinner with 118 career goals. He was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American, the Soccer Coaches of New Jersey player of the year as a senior and first team All-State.
He was a two-time regional All-American as well as a four-time team MVP and all-conference selection. Allen was selected to the U.S. Under-18 National Team and earned his first cap at the Lisbon International Tournament. He plays club with the New York Red Bulls’ Academy team.
Allen scored 28 goals in 24 games during the 2010-11 season, which was the most goals scored by a player in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy that year. Allen ranked as high as the No. 11 recruit in the nation in the ESPN High School 150.
He is a member of the high honor roll and campus ministry. His brother RJ Allen was drafted by Chivas USA in the recent MLS SuperDraft after an outstanding career at Monmouth University.
"Brandon is a big, strong forward who knows how to put the ball in the net as well as anyone in the country," Georgetown coach Brian Wiese said. "He’s different from what we have
here already, and we’re excited to see how well he will complement the attacking
components we have returning."