By Jeff Faraudo
Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 11:23 am in Football.
Cal wideout Keenan Allen tweeted this morning: Decision made!
No details provided, so he could be talking about anything or anyone. We don’t know for sure.
But . . . we can all assume he has decided to enter the NFL draft.
Interesting that he apparently is not waiting to see who the new Cal coach will be, but that suggests Allen knew all along this would be his decision.
And it’s probably the right one for him. His knee injury apparently isn’t serious — Jeff Tedford said he’d have been healthy for a bowl game if the Bears had gotten one — and Allen is projected as a consensus high first-round pick in the NFL draft.
A new coach doesn’t really change that equation.
Of course, Allen does not have to officially declare for the draft until sometime in mid-January (trying to find that date), so theoretically the new coach still could sit down with him and revisit the decision.
I doubt that changes anything.
Cal’s sports information office knew nothing further about Allen’s announcement. Stay tuned. Will update this story as it develops.