Oregon Ducks wide receiver Chance Allen, a redshirt freshman from Fort Bend Elkins High School (Missouri City, Texas), enters his second season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Allen lettered three seasons of football finishing with 126 receptions for 1,920 yards and 22 touchdowns. Of that, 23 catches for 350 yards and four touchdowns came as a sophomore, 51 receptions for 678 yards and eight touchdowns came as a junior and 52 receptions for 892 yards and 10 touchdowns came as a senior.
Allen was rated as a three-star prospect by Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports. He held offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and Oregon State amongst others before signing with the Ducks. He had originally committed to Oklahoma State.
In 2012, Allen spent the last season with the Ducks redshirting while sitting behind a talented group of receivers.
Allen participated in the 2013 Oregon Spring, and while he didn’t get many targets he made the most of the opportunities he had. Allen finished with one catch for 20 yards and a touchdown.
Going into the 2013 season, Allen will be in a battle for playing time. The Ducks return six of their seven leading receivers from last season, meaning openings will be hard to come by. However, next season the Ducks will graduate at least three senior receivers and an underclassman or two who may leave with some eligibility remaining. Allen will see late game action during the 2013 season, but his real work will begin in 2014 when he can battle for a starting job. And he has the talent to be a starter in 2014.