Allen Works Out at UNC

Georgia commitment Dewayne Allen decided to stop by Chapel Hill this past weekend and work out during one of the practice sessions of North Carolina's three-day team camp.

"My friend, Chris Enos, he was going up there to work out so I went with him; plus it gave me another opportunity to hang out on campus and chill with Coach ‘Thig' [Tommy Thipgen] and the other coaches," said Allen.

Allen, a 6-foot-4 230-pound jumbo athlete from Fayetteville (N.C.) Sanford, arrived in time for the morning session. Although the staff told him that he didn't need to work out, Allen couldn't resist.

"I thrive on competition and there was a team from Miami out there that is known for producing a lot of good players," said Allen. "So I went out there and competed. [The coaches] just wanted me to chill, but it's in my blood."

The session started with position oriented drills. Allen chose to work out with the tight end group and coach Steve Hagan.

"That was great," said Allen. "It was fun working with [Hagen]."

After an hour of drills, the campers were broken up into their respective teams. Teamless, Allen was paired with Woodberry Forest (Va.) High School.

"They welcomed me with open arms," said Allen. "They have a good tight end and use him a lot in their offense. I added a different dimension to tight end. I'm faster and I'm a more of a deeper threat.

"I did well. I dropped the ball a couple times, but the quarterback from Woodberry told me to shake it off."

Allen stuck around until the end of the afternoon practice session, but didn't participate.

"I hung out with the coaches," said Allen. "Coach [Butch] Davis wasn't there, so I didn't get the opportunity to see him. But I just chilled with Coach Hagen, Coach ‘Thig,' Coach [John] Blake – all the guys."

Earlier in the month, Allen visited NC State for his only other campus visit of the summer.

Allen, who verbally committed to Georgia back in December, said he still isn't commenting on the status of his pledge to the Bulldogs.

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