Allen Makes Impromptu Visit

After helping a friend move into Granville Towers Saturday afternoon, Dwayne Allen decided to venture over to the football facilities to hang out with the coaching staff.

"I walked over to the stadium and they allowed me into a closed practice," said Allen. "I watched them practice and stuff. They had a scrimmage. I watched the scrimmage. It was cool."

During the scrimmage, Allen, a 6-foot-4 230-pound tight end from Fayetteville (N.C.) Sanford, focused primarily on the offense. More specifically, Allen paid attention to how the tight ends and H-backs are used in UNC's scheme.

"The offensive looked great," said Allen. "It definitely looks different from last year."

After practice concluded, Allen sat down with tight end coach Steve Hagen.

"He showed me different types of things," said Allen. "He showed me his grading scale and how he goes through things. So I definitely got the opportunity to see what he expects from the position."

Hagen informed Allen that he could play both tight end and H-back in UNC's scheme.

"He said that I have everything to do both – I can catch, block, run routes," said Allen.

Allen still isn't commenting on the status of his verbal commitment to Georgia, but said that he will be on hand for the Bulldogs' season opener against Oklahoma State. He has also scheduled an official visit to UGa on November 10th for the Auburn game.

Allen says he plans on taking all five of his official visits, but won't yet reveal the destinations. He did say, however, that he hasn't scheduled any official trips outside of the one to UGa.

Allen's team opened up its senior football season Friday against Fayetteville (N.C.) Westover. While Sanford came away with a 10-9 victory, Allen was limited to two catches for 20 yards.

"It was tough getting loose with the double coverage and all," said Allen. "But we won; that's all that matters."

In limited play on defense, Allen came away with three tackles for a loss and a sack.

Sanford will travel to Fayetteville (N.C.) Byrd this Friday.

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