2017 Florida Gators QB commit Jake Allen at Friday Night Lights on July 24th, 2015/ Gator Country photo by David Bowie Jake Allen
School: St. Thomas Aquinas
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rivals Ranking: 3-star
Recruited by: Tim Skipper, Doug Nussmeier
Notable: Allen passed for 4,753 yards and 51 touchdowns in his high school career. As a senior, he passed for 2,311 yards, averaging 14.7 yards per completion and 165.1 yards per game. He had 27 touchdowns to 7 interceptions on the season. Allen was a part of three 7A Florida state championships from 2014-2016 for St. Thomas Aquinas, leading the way at quarterback for the Raiders in 2015 and 2016. Allen threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns in the 2016 state championship game against Plant High School to give St. Thomas Aquinas a 45-6 win. Allen also competed in the 2016 Elite 11 and The Opening Orlando.
Quotable: “I’m just a guy that’s ready to compete. You know, I’m going to go in ready to play, and if my number’s called, my number’s called. If it’s not, I’m here to help the team in any way I can.”