Allen comes to the Honkers from the University of Tennessee. In 2012, Allen played in 37 games for the Volunteers with 27 of them coming as starts. The freshman hit .184 with a home run and 10 RBIs. Allen had 39 putouts in the outfield and did not commit a single error. Jared hit a home run against ULM in a 7-4 loss on March 11th. As a senior at Polk County High School in Delano, TN, Allen was named to the MaxPreps All-American First Team after hitting a robust .514 with 14 home runs and 62 RBIs.