Rivers School head coach Rich Fisher confirmed via text this morning that senior wide receiver/safety Taariq Allen has verbally committed to the University of Nebraska for the fall of 2011.
Allen, a 6-foot-3, 180-pounder from Roxbury, had initially committed to UConn as a safety last June, but de-committed last month to explore his options once more. He will play wide receiver for coach Bo Pelini, but it is believed he can play on either side of the ball for a program as upper-echelon as the Huskers'. He was also considering Wisconsin, Boston College and Tulane.
Rivers defeated Milton Academy last Saturday night, 69-40, to improve to 5-0 and clinch its first winning season in the ISL since 1982. Allen has played a tremendous role in the Red Wings' rapid turnaround. In five games this season he has 28 catches for 464 yards, 27 carries for 254 yards, and has scored 58 points.
More details to come later.