Texas Tech inside linebacker Dakota Allen, whose comeback story was chronicled on the Netflix show "Last Chance U," is scheduled to attend the Texans’ local prospect day, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.
Allen was dismissed from Texas Tech prior to the 2016 season when the Humble native was arrested for burglary with the charges eventually dismissed.
The Summer Creek graduate enrolled at East Mississippi Community College and was named all-region and was featured on "Last Chance U" as he sought a second chance.
Allen, who had no other off-field issues before or after the incident, was reinstated at Texas Tech and given a scholarship after former Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury, now the Arizona Cardinals’ coach, vouched for his character
Allen has also met with the Indianapolis Colts.
Allen was voted a team captain for the second year in a row last year and recorded 73 tackles, 6 1/2 for losses, a half-sack and two fumble recoveries. He was voted All-Big 12 first-team.
As a junior, Allen returned to Lubbock and led the Red Raiders with 102 tackles and had two interceptions, two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and six tackles for losses.
At the NFL scouting combine, Allen ran the 40-yard dash in 4.77 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times and had a 31 1/2 inch vertical leap with a 6.88 three-cone drill and 4.04 20-yard shuttle.
At East Mississippi Junior College, Allen recorded 117 tackles, two sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and a forced fumble as the team finished 11-1 and ranked second in the nation. He transferred to Texas Tech after receiving scholarship offers from
Mississippi, Mississippi State, Marshall, Bowling Green and Troy.
Before his legal issue, Allen recorded 87 tackles as a redshirt freshman in Lubbock.
At Summer Creek as a senior, Allen registered 112 tackles and three interceptions. He chose Texas Tech over Oklahoma, Texas Christian, Kansas State and Iowa State.
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