With National Signing Day just a few days away, potential suitors made their final push for high school studs to attend their program.

Connecticut's own Zach Allen has been committed all year to attend Northwestern in the fall, but last Saturday revealed he has decided to attend Boston College.

Allen, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound DE/LB was the Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year and a Hearst Connecticut Media Super 33 All-Star after helping lead New Canaan to their second consecutive state title.

Allen amassed 68 tackles on the year, 18 of which were for loss and lead the Rams with 13 1/2 sacks. Allen even was used sparingly at tight end where he had seven catches and 10 touchdowns.

In the end it was the chance to play closer to home that changed Allen's mind.

"The opportunity to play in front of my family and friends was just too hard to turn down," Allen said from a train headed towards Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Allen made it clear his change of heart had nothing to do with the Northwestern program; he just wanted to be closer to the people who helped shaped who he is.

"I have to thank Northwestern for everything they have done for me and my family throughout this process," Allen said. "I am very excited to play in front of everyone who helped me get to where I am today and I can't wait to start this new journey."

New Canaan standout WR/CB/KR Alex LaPolice will join Allen in Massachusetts as has committed to Harvard where he will play both football and baseball.