Walters State: Finished his sophomore campaign hitting .407 with 52 runs scored and 55 RBIs in 54 appearances ... Helped the Senators to an appearance to the Junior College World Series ... Tied a 29-year old World Series record with a 6-for-6 performance against Spartanburg ... Ranked eighth nationally in JUCO with 11 home runs and 15th with a .721 slugging percentage ... Was named a Coastal Plain League All-Star for his performance with the Thomasville Hi-Toms.
Polk County: Originally signed with Tennessee before transferring to Walters State ... Graduated from Polk County High School in Benton, Tenn., where he was coached by Bill Triplett ... Was named to the 2011 MaxPreps All-American 1st team, the Chattanooga Times Free Press 2011 All-Area Player of the Year, 2011 Southeast Region Honorable Mention Team, All-State Baseball team (2008, 2009, 2010), Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps Baseball team (2008, 2009, 2010), District 5-AA Player of the Year (2009, 2010) .... Helped lead the Wildcats to a 24-13 record in the 2011 season, hitting .514 with 62 RBIs and 14 home runs.
Personal:Full name is Jared Lanning Allen ... Son of Mark and Teresa Allen ... Previously played with Brandon Zajac at Tennessee.