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Top TE Allen sets the record straight

Rumors continue to swirl about that Rivals250 tight end Dwayne Allen out of Fayetteville (N.C.) Terry Sanford is looking around. Rivals caught up with the 6-foot-4, 243-pounder to find out exactly what is going on.
"I have been really evaluating my decision as far as academics go because that's the most important thing to me, getting a degree," he said. "I understand football isn't forever, I'm not saying Georgia isn't a respectable university.
"But, I have heard some rumors about Georgia having one of the lowest graduation rates in the SEC. I'm not sure how much of that is true, but it's obviously making me think."
Is Allen still committed to the Bulldogs?
"Definitely I'm committed," he said. "Like I've said before, the tradition there is terrific and coach Johnson is a great guy. He's got his head on his shoulders and knows what he wants. He's strict and not as laid back as other coaches and that's what is needed to get me to the next level. I am planning to attend their elite prospect camp on June 15th."
While the Tar Heel state prospect is going to Athens, he is also going to other schools for camps.
"Definitely I'm going to other camps," he said. "I'm looking at North Carolina on June 2nd and then sometime later down the road to Florida. That's all I know for sure right now."
The question continues to come up then, is it a forgone conclusion Allen will end up in the Peach State?
"As far as now, I'm committed, but it's not too far to think that could change," he said. "As far as academics go, certainly Virginia is up there for me. They're the No. 1 public school in the nation and that's great.
"I'm looking at studying banking, finance or mechanical engineering. I thank the lord for all this and wherever I choose I'm going to need an academic cast behind me pushing me for a degree. When I leave that campus, I want to make sure I'll be ok."
Meanwhile, Allen is considering graduating early from high school.
"I would love to do it and get in school early an extra semester and participate in spring ball," he stated. "I can do it, but it's something my mom and the rest of my family is going to decide on."