Allen Ready to Announce

One of the top prospects on Clemson's 2008 recruiting board is set to announce his decision Monday between three schools. Do the Tigers have a shot?

TE Dwayne Allen Profile

Allen told CUTigers.com that he was planning on announcement Monday afternoon at his school in Fayetteville, N.C.

"I'm announcing Monday," he said. "It's down to Georgia, Clemson and North Carolina. We are doing it at school at 1 o'clock."

Allen, who as been committed to Georgia for months, continued to take official visits throughout the recruiting process, including one to Clemson in early January.

After his trip, Allen told CUTigers.com he enjoyed getting to know the players and the coaches.

"It went great. I had the opportunity to talk with coach Bowden, coach Rumph and coach Napier. I really talked with pretty much the whole staff. Coach Bowden has done a great job of putting together a great staff," said Allen.

Allen also commented on his relationship with current Clemson defensive tackle Miguel Chavis.

"I love that boy to death," he said. "We are like brothers. I've talked to him about all of this in the past and he's been good with that."

Clemson offensive coordinator Rob Spence also spent time with Allen discussing how they use the tight end at Clemson.

"He really opened my eyes to the Clemson offense. At first I didn't think the tight ends at Clemson caught many balls. After watching some film and going over some things with him I found out differently," said Allen.

After meeting with Georgia head coach Mark Richt Thursday, the Clemson coaching staff met with the four-star standout Friday.

Clemson recruiting coordinator Billy Napier, defensive line coach Chris Rumph and head coach Tommy Bowden made the trip to Fayetteville.

"Everything went good," Allen said. "The main thing we talked about was playing time and some small details. Stuff like that. I talked with Coach Rumph and Coach Napier again today and it was good."

So what will be the deciding factor in Allen's final decision?

"The one thing is I want to feel comfortable. This is something I'm going to decide for myself," he said.

Allen has also talked in the past about wanting to play at a school which uses the tight end in the passing game.

The Shrine Bowl performer brought in 26 catches for 335 yards and four touchdowns during his senior season.

As a junior, Allen had 25 catches for 551 yards and one touchdown, averaging 22 yards per catch. As a sophomore he brought in 16 passes for 415 yards and one score.

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