University of Miami early enrollees Jack Allison and Patrick Bethel wrapped up their high school careers at the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando's Citrus Bowl on Saturday and now look forward to their collegiate careers with the Hurricanes.
Allison says he will arrive in Coral Gables on Wednesday before the spring semester, which begins on Monday, Jan. 11. Bethel is tentatively set to get to campus on Friday.
“I’m super excited,” he says. “It’s a dream come true to play Division-I football.”
In the game, Allison connected with fellow UM commit, Gulliver's Dionte Mullins, who made the play of the game with a one-handed touchdown catch.
“It was unreal. I’ve never thrown [a pass on] a catch like that. I can’t wait to play with him for the next four years,” Allison said. “I knew he was going to beat anyone that was on him, so I thought I’d give him a chance.”
Allison assessed his overall experience.
“I did well. There was a couple of balls that were bad, but it’s a learning experience and I’ll just get better when I get to Miami," he says.
Allison's overall experience of the course of the week: “It was awesome just to compete against these guys, the best in the nation and they showed it every day. They’re just crazy athletes and crazy good. It was a great experience – one of the craziest weeks of my high school career.”
For everything Bethel was talking about after the game, check out the video interview below: