Michigan has been working diligently to add a second tight end to its 2016 class and one of the targets being tracked the hardest is Nixa (Mo.) standout Chase Allen. The big pass catching traveled to Ann Arbor this past weekend on an official visit and left giving high remarks about Michigan.
”I had an amazing time and a decision could be coming within the next week. I loved every second of it! Really impressed with what they have to offer me as a tight end and academically. I am still undecided on (taking my other official visits).”
During his visit he spent plenty of time with tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh. The 6-7, 225-pounded highlighted "Coach Jay" as someone he has forged a connection with since landing his Wolverine offer.
“I talked to him quite a bit,” said Allen. “He talked about how he hand picked me out of a lot of higher rated guys and has my back. He is a player's dream coach. He also talked about his philosophy coaching the tight ends and how he develops guys like Jake Butt into the people they are today.”
“Coach Jay Harbaugh does an outstanding job with his tight ends... probably the best in the country preparing them for the next level and his dad is a leader and someone you can put a lot of faith in. They have faith in me that I will fill out and become the player they think I can be and that means a lot to me.”
While he got to experience a ton during his time at Michigan, one aspect of his visit stood above all the others.
I would say going out with the players to see how I would mesh with them and what Ann Arbor is really like,” said Allen.
After visiting Ann Arbor and hearing and seeing all they have to offer, Allen now has the Wolverines sitting in pole position to land his services.
They are my leader,” said Allen. “I like the tradition, ability to compete for championships and tight end usage there.”