Allen Billyk Takes First Official Visit

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Allen Billyk , an outstanding defensive end prospect from New Castle HS in New Castle, PA, took his first official visit this past weekend. The 6-4, 260 pound Billyk tripped to Charlottesville, where he took in the Virginia-Maryland game.

“I had a good time,” said Billyk. “I got to talk to the assistant Dean of the Business School, since I probably want to go into business. I went out to dinner a couple of times, so I got to see the nightlife. We went down earlier this summer, and it was a place I knew I wanted to go back and see.”

Billyk was hosted on Friday by junior OL Kevin Bailey and Saturday by freshman DE Braden Campbell, who hails from Pennsylvania as well. Pennsylvania native Danny Rocco is Billyk’s primary recruiter, and he and the talented defensive end have struck up a good relationship throughout this recruiting process.

“I have talked with Coach Rocco and Coach Groh a little bit,” said Billyk. “[Coach Rocco and I] have a close relationship. I feel more comfortable with the coaches [at Virginia] than I do with any other coach who has been recruiting me.”

Virginia’s impressive 48-13 victory over the Terrapins impressed many onlookers, including Billyk, who indicated a slight leader following the official visit.

“Winning is always good,” said Billyk. “Virginia is probably my leader right now.”

In addition to the Cavaliers, Billyk is also looking at Michigan, Ohio State, and Boston College. He has set official visits for Boston College on December 11 and Michigan on January 10 and will set one to Ohio State as soon as possible. With a solid top four schools in place, Billyk would like to make his decision soon.

“I want to get it done as soon as possible,” said Billyk, who recently earned scholarship offers from Michigan and Ohio State after New Castle Head Coach Gary Schooley sent each school video tape of Billyk’s senior year. “I want to set up my official to Ohio State, but the thing is, no one is going to be on campus in December. We’ll see.”

Billyk concluded his high school career two weeks ago in a 21-20 loss to Moon in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Despite the loss, Billyk was very proud of his senior campaign.

“We were picked to finish fourth or fifth in our section, but we won it,” said Billyk. “I played tight end and defensive end, and it was my best year.”