Tulane gains John Curtis cornerback Allen

2013 cornerback Richard Allen (River Ridge, La./John Curtis), a 4.0 student, has committed to play for the Tulane Green Wave, according to the Times-Picayune. Offensive lineman Brandon Godfrey, Allen's high school teammate, is also on board with Tulane.

"I was talking to him a little bit, and he was telling me I should commit there," Allen said. "He was saying it was a really good school. I put some thought into it once they offered me, and then I decided to commit."

McNeese State also offered a scholarship to the 5-foot-9, 170-pound prospect. Allen displayed his athleticism on the combine circuit last offseason posting a 4.38 40-yard dash, 4.24 20-yard shuttle and 32-inch vertical.

Tulane has 17 verbals for this recruiting cycle, including 14 from inside state lines.