"We got to Minnesota early Saturday morning and I had to leave early Sunday morning as I have a banquet this afternoon," Missouri tight end Chase Allen said to GopherDigest Sunday morning. "I had a chance to see campus and the facilities, went to watch the basketball play, got a stadium tour, went out to dinner with the coaches and recruits, plus I got to watch the Big Ten championship game with some players as well."
Allen was impressed with campus and facilities at Minnesota.
"Despite being in a big city, places like Dinkytown make it still have that college town feel," Allen explained. "The stadium was amazing and the plans for the new football complex will be sure it fall in line with that. My host for the visit was Brandon Lingen and I thought he was a great, smart guy.I think we have a lot of parallels athletically."
The Missouri tight end really enjoyed being around the Gopher players and coaches.
"My favorite parts of the visit were getting to really talk with guys about what it's like playing ball there and going to Fogo de Chao was really good too," Allen told GopherDigest. "The players really talked highly of the staff and how much fun it is to go to school here. The coaches told me that they saw a lot of potential in me and they were happy that I made it up for a visit. Coach Claeys specifically told me that he wants me to be a major part of the offense coming up. My dad had a great time being around the staff and talking football with them."
Minnesota is sitting in a favorable position for Allen following the visit.
"My interest in Minnesota is still very high," Allen said. "I got a taste of what being a Gopher would be like and I could see myself playing there. I'll probably take one more official visit and that'll be in January before I come to a decision."