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Rivers' Allen a Husky, not Husker

Updated: July 13, 2010, 5:46 PM ET
By Brendan Hall | ESPNBoston.com

For many a kid Taariq Allen's age, the summer months bring relaxation. But the phone call the Rivers senior had to make over the weekend to Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini was anything but easy.

"It was one of the toughest decisions of my life," said Allen, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver/safety who says he verbally committed to Connecticut on Saturday. "I narrowed it down to those two schools [UConn and Nebraska]; those were the two schools that I felt most comfortable with. ...

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