Allen drops by Chapel Hill, Again

Dwayne Allen could have attended any game in the region during college football's opening weekend. However, the Fayetteville (N.C.) Sanford product decided to take in the North Carolina-James Madison game -- making yet another unofficial visit to UNC.

"I wanted to see the offense that everybody has been talking about and the beginning of the Butch Davis era," said Allen. "I wanted to see his offense and the defensive scheme, too, and to see his team play."

While Allen was impressed by what he witnessed, 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end feels his observations were incomplete.

"[The offense] looked good," said Allen. "I'll be able to see how good it looks on October 13th when they face South Carolina. I also want to go to Miami the weekend before that – if I can.

"I believe that those two games will be the most challenging for North Carolina's offense. Miami has a tough defense and South Carolina, they're an SEC team."

With all of his previous visits to UNC and expected trips upcoming, fans are beginning to draw their own conclusions about Allen's recruitment and his verbal commitment to Georgia.

"I'm just enjoying myself," said Allen. "… I've put all of my recruiting aside so that I can go out and have a great senior season. And right now, I'm just enjoying myself and going to games and having a great time."

The UNC coaches have also taken notice.

"Coach [Chuck] Pagano said I could give tours around there I've been up there so many times," said Allen. "They know that I've put recruiting to the side for now. And whenever I come up there it's like I'm one of the boys – it's just like ‘What's up, Dwayne?'"

Before the game Saturday, Allen dropped by the football office and gave his best wishes to the staff. He then arrived in Kenan Stadium and soaked in the game time atmosphere.

"The people of [North] Carolina have been waiting a long time to see [UNC] do what they did Saturday night," said Allen. "They seemed to have a great time last night. They were loud, they were cheering. I was down on the field and it was a great feeling just to be down on the field listening to the crowd whenever [the team] came out."

Right after the game, Allen headed back to Fayetteville.

This weekend Allen will be in Athens for the Georgia-South Carolina game. He is also trying to attend games at the big three Florida schools.


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