Commitment Forthcoming?

Sean Allen

Virginia Tech continues its tear of landing North Carolina talent that has been overlooked by the in-state schools. Two of their most recent verbal commitments – Devin Radford and Jacob Sykes – are natives of the Tar Heel State, who haven't been offered by the in-state schools.

Sean Allen, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive guard from Wilson (N.C.) Hunt, could be the latest to fall into this category. Allen, whose lone offer comes from the Hokies, is on the verge of pledging to the Virginia Tech staff.

"After attending their camp I really thought about [committing]," said Allen. "I called the coaches last week, but I didn't get to talk to them. I know they called my coach last week."

By attending camps in Blacksburg the past few summers, Allen has received a good feel of the coaching staff and campus, which has ultimately resulted in a strong feeling towards the Hokies' program.

"Oh yeah they are my leader," said Allen. "I like the coaches and the program, and I like the school's actual campus itself."

Playing in a run oriented offense in high school, attending the Hokies camp has also broadened Allen's blocking knowledge.

"I'm getting used to the actual blocking schemes," said Allen. "They were teaching me different ways to block. I'm used to run blocking and they are just trying to teach me more with pass blocking."

Allen has also attended camps at North Carolina, East Carolina, and Wake Forest.

With Allen starting both ways, Hunt High School recorded a 13-3 record and reached the NCHSAA 3A State Championship Game last season.

Known for his strength, Allen bench presses 350 pounds, squats 600 and power cleans 250. On the combine circuit, Allen rep'd 185 pounds 27 times.

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