Georgia commitment visits USC

The tight end position has become an integral part of the Gamecock offense this season, and one of the nation's best tight end prospects has taken notice. Terry Sanford (Fayetteville, NC) 4-star tight end Dwayne Allen, a Georgia commitment, made an unofficial visit to South Carolina over the weekend, and he came away impressed with what the Gamecocks have to offer. Read inside for all the details.

The 6'4", 245 pound Allen, who is rated by as the #16 tight end prospect in America this year, said he thoroughly enjoyed his first ever trip to USC and learned a lot about the Gamecocks while in Columbia.

"I visited South Carolina," said Allen. "It was great. It was real good. I met South Carolina's newest commitment, Reggie Bowens. I visited the weight room and saw the facilities where they play. That was my first time at South Carolina. I learned a lot about them. The whole coaching staff made me feel at home."

According to Allen, the South Carolina coaches showed him a lot of individual attention and really made him feel at home during his time on campus.

"I was personally introduced to Coach (Steve) Spurrier, and I talked with Coach (Brad) Lawing and their Tight Ends Coach (Fred Chatham). Pretty much the whole coaching staff came up to me and introduced themselves. They really made me feel at home."

Another factor that stood out to Allen was how the Gamecocks have begun utilizing their tight ends as a weapon in the passing game this season.

"I definitely noticed how they use their tight ends. I actually got a chance to talk to Coach Lawing about the tight end depth chart and just about where they see me in the South Carolina offense."

Allen committed to Georgia last December and has since gone back and forth in the firmness of his pledge to the Bulldogs. When asked to comment on the status of his commitment to Georgia following his trip to South Carolina, Allen paused and then replied, "No comment."

Allen has helped lead his team to a 6-1 record so far this season, racking up 15 catches for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns at tight end. He said he is unsure of his official visit plans, but he hopes to attend the Clemson-Virginia Tech game this Saturday.

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