Allen Has Great UNC Visit

Kyle Allen traveled across the country to visit North Carolina.

"Definitely, a big part of [making the visit] is because they were the first school to offer me – I have a lot of respect for them for doing that," Allen said. "I really just wanted to go up there and see how it was and just really get a feel for it.

"It was a great visit. I learned a lot there. It was a beautiful place with all the trees and all the green and all the old buildings – I really liked all the old buildings. I had a lot of fun there."

Since UNC offered, six other schools have offered Allen, a 6-foot-2, 192-pound rising junior quarterback from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain. Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Duke, Oklahoma State, and UCLA round out his offer list.

In addition to UNC, Allen has visited Arizona State and Duke.

Allen is looking to trim his list of schools under contention as soon as possible. Thus far, his travels haven't culminated in a favorite schools list.

"Really, no schools are really above any other schools right now," Allen said. "I'm really trying to see every place that I can and really get a feel for all the places."

Allen will visit three more schools this month – Stanford on June 19, Ohio State on June 23, and Southern Cal on June 26.

Accompanied by his father, Allen arrived at UNC on Saturday night. Upon his arrival, he spent two hours with Tar Heel assistant coach Chris Kapilovic, his primary recruiter.

"It wasn't really that big of a deal, because I've talked to him plenty of times before," Allen said. "We were just talking about what we were going to do the next couple of days. And he just talked briefly about North Carolina."

On Sunday, Allen participated in UNC's one-day camp. Already in possession of a UNC scholarship offer, Allen's intent was to get to know how Blake Anderson, UNC's offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, coaches.

"He's a really good coach," Allen said of Anderson. "He's not an up-in-your-face guy, but he really works on specifics. Like when we were throwing routes, he wanted us to be really specific with our drop backs and where to place the ball."

Most of the following day was spent getting a feel for UNC.

"Most of the day I was with Coach [Marcus] Berry," Allen said. "He's a great guy and I had a lot of fun with him. And he took us pretty much all around the campus. The stadium is right in the middle of the campus, so everything was only about a 12-minute walk away. He took us through the [Loudermilk] Center they just built, which is amazing. He showed us around the dorms. I liked the buildings – like how they did all the brick work. He took us over to the basketball stadium, which was really cool. And of course he showed us around the facilities."

Before departing, Allen sat down with Larry Fedora for approximately 30 minutes.

"He just talked about what North Carolina was all about and what he wanted to do with North Carolina," Allen said. "He was just telling me about his background and his background. I asked him a few questions about how I would fit into their offense."

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