July 30, 2007

Georgia lineman enjoyed visit

Offensive lineman Zach Allen from Tift County High in Tifton, Ga., was supposed to arrive at NC State for an unofficial visit Thursday evening. But his arrival was delayed by a flat tire on the road. Allen showed up Friday instead, but he still enjoyed himself.

"I pretty much toured the campus and walked around with Coach [Andy] McCollum and saw everything the school had to offer," Allen said. One part of his tour he admits stuck out.

"That statue in front of the stadium," Allen said. "That was nice."

Allen, 6-foot-3, 310 pounds, is a relatively new name to the recruiting board for NC State. He was an all-state pick as a junior while leading Tift County to a 12-2 overall record and the state semis in the playoffs. NC State first noticed Allen during the evaluation period.

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