Midwest visit ends with BBQ for Allen 

July, 31, 2012
As the last stop on his Midwest visit, 2013 wide receiver Devon Allen (Phoenix/Brophy Prep) made it to Ann Arbor for the BBQ at the Big House after stopping by Ohio State and Notre Dame. Coming from the Grand Canyon state, Allen's biggest concern with the Midwest schools was whether he would need to wear a jacket year-round.

"It definitely helped [Michigan]. The big thing for me was the weather, and I know it's summer but it was kind of hot so that was good," he said. "Some of the coaches said it didn't even snow that much this winter compared to how it usually does, so I liked that.

Other than the weather, Allen felt as though the visit gave him a good perspective on what Michigan has to offer. His father, Louis, attended Ohio State so the family has ties to the Buckeyes. Allen spent some time with current Michigan commit Jake Butt (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North), who also has ties to Ohio State.
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