Though it hasn’t been confirmed by either university, several sources report that Oregon wide receiver Chance Allen will be transferring to the University of Houston. Allen, a 6’2″ redshirt sophomore, didn’t make a catch for the Ducks last season. A man claiming to be Allen’s uncle posted on Twitter that Allen would be transferring to the University of Houston to be closer to home.
Allen got a good look at the style of his presumptive new head coach at the National Championship Game. The incoming University of Houston head coach is Tom Herman who was the offensive coordinator for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Joseph Durarte of the Houston Chronicle reports that Allen, from Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas, will apply for a hardship waver so that he can play next year without having to sit out a season. Allen’s uncle stated that Allen wanted to play closer to his home and family.
Oregon fans may be sorry to see Allen go, but the Duck cupboard isn’t bare. Oregon’s top wide receiver, Bralon Addison, practiced with the team in the weeks leading up to the National Championship Game and should be good to go next year. Also, the Ducks have two Scout 300 wideouts in their 2015 freshman class: Alex Ofodile and Malik Lavette.
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