Allen Discusses Tech Experience

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James Hunt (Wilson, N.C.) OL Sean Allen had received an official offer from Virginia Tech prior to last weekend’s camp, but he still participated in workouts. Allen, who likely projects as an offensive guard on the next level, measured out at 6-3, 287 pounds and ran a 5.4 in the 40-yard dash at Tech’s camp.

What stood out about the experience?

“I got to see the coaches,” said Allen, who went to Blacksburg with his father. He said his father liked the coaches as well. “I like ‘em right now. I like coach Wiles a lot. I like the weight room.”

Allen primarily plays right tackle in high school, but did see some time at the left tackle spot last season as a junior. He earned all-conference honors at right tackle last season. Very strong, he has a max bench of 360 pounds and squats 480 pounds. When asked what his strength is on the field, he replied “probably run blocking because we’re a rushing team.”

What do the Virginia Tech coaches like the most about him?

“They pretty much said that I have a good personality and I have good footwork and things like that,” Allen said. “I’m a hard worker in school and outside of school. They think I could fit in up there.”

In addition to Virginia Tech, Allen has visited several in-state schools.

“I’ve also seen North Carolina and Wake Forest,” Allen said. “They are both pretty good. I like Wake Forest a lot. I like the quarterbacks coach and the offensive line coach.”

Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are the two schools at the top of Allen’s list right now. If Wake were to offer, “Virginia Tech would probably still be higher,” Allen said.

A decision could come sooner rather than later.

“I’m looking probably by the end of summer [vacation],” Allen said. “I’m trying to get something done by our first game. That’s in late August.”

Academically, Allen carries a 3.3 grade point average and scored an 820 on the SAT. Engineering may be his major in college, but he’s not 100 percent sure right now.

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