In 2006, the Wildcats scored a major recruiting coup, signing Moncell Allen, one of the Southeast's best running backs from the likes of USC, UCLA, Ole Miss, Nebraska and LSU.
The 5-foot-8, 220 pound, New Orleans (La.) native was struck with tragedy when Hurricane Katrina hit, causing him to re-locate to Providence Day HS in Charlotte (NC) his senior season.
He was given another set-back when he did not qualify for freshmen eligibility by the NCAA for fall enrollment, missing the ACT by just 1 point.
Kentucky helped him enroll in Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. in hopes that the power back can enroll in the fall or spring of 2007. We caught up with Moncell and asked him about his future plans.
Will we get to see you on campus in January?
Moncell Allen: At this time I have no clue, but I’m waiting for my act score to come in the mail at this time.
How's school going?
Allen: School is going great
How are you liking your new setup at Fork Union?
Allen: It’s not that bad. If you do what you have to do everything will be ok.
How did the football season go?
Allen: Football was fun, we don’t have a great year but we played to the end
What's your size now?
Allen: My weight is around 220
Are you still confident in your decision?
Allen: I will always be a Wildcat
What did you think about the season UK had?
Allen: Overall we had a great season, at times we played a little poor. But we still have a great team. Kentucky program is growing every year.
UK's bowl game? Chances against Clemson?
Allen: Kentucky has a good chance against the tigers. I believe that we will win. I talk to Dicky two nights ago and he was very excited about this game.
Are you excited to be apart of that offense next year?
Allen: Very excited, I cant wait to run out in that blue and white