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Interview: 2016 TE Chase Allen Previews Michigan Visit, Likes How Harbaugh Utilizes the Position

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Maize 'n Brew caught up with 2016 TE Chase Allen, who is visiting Michigan this weekend and could commit to the Wolverines while in town.

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Michigan may have lost out in the Isaac Nauta sweepstakes, but that by no means says that the Wolverines are done recruiting the position in 2016.

Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff have turned their attention to Chase Allen, a three-star prospect who was recently offered from Nixa, Missouri. The six-foot-seven tight end will visit Michigan this weekend.

Maize n Brew was able to catch up with Allen before he travels to Ann Arbor.

The thing that stands out most to him is how Harbaugh gets players at his position involved.

"Their tight ends combined for the most (receptions) in college football," Allen said. "And I want to be in an offense where I am utilized.

"(Michigan's use of tight ends is) very attractive to me. I feel like I would fit in their system very well."

He says he is excited to continue building a relationship with the Michigan coaches and learning more about what the program has to offer.

"Getting familiar with the staff, and being able to see all of the tradition and history of Ann Arbor." said Allen of what he hopes his visit consists of.

Michigan currently leads with 92 percent of the 247 Crystal Ball predictions for Allen after a recent run of picks by various recruiting insiders.

Despite that, he is not ready to declare Michigan his leader just or, nor is he a "lock" to join the program.

"They definitely have a lot going on up there that is to be desired," Allen said. "I don't really like using the term leader, but I am very excited to get up there on campus, and see what they have to offer me."

Allen will be making a decision sooner rather than later. It could come this weekend, or it could be signing day on Feb. 3. He says that when he is comfortable with his choice, an announcement will be made.

As far as additional visits go, he does not believe he will take any more before signing day after his visit to Michigan this weekend.