By LARRY VAUGHT
Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen will take an official visit to Washington State this weekend and then make his official visit to Kentucky the weekend of April 26-28.
After that, he’ll likely take an official visit to West Virginia where former UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown is the new head coach and maybe Duke.
The 6-2 Allen threw for 3,729 yards and 42 touchdowns last season and also ran for 747 yards. He’s rated as one of the top 10 players in Kentucky in the 2020 recruiting class.
Obviously, part of the attraction with Washington State is head coach Mike Leach, a former offensive coordinator at Kentucky under Hal Mumme, and his wide-open passing offense. However, the coach that Allen talks to the most is receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr.
“I have bonded well with their staff,” Allen said Thursday night. “The coach I talk to the most is Steve Spurrier. He’s really been nice to me and my family.”
What about distance? It’s a long way from Lexington to Washington State.
“Distance not a big deal,” the quarterback said. “To us as a family, there is some value in getting away and seeing and learning a lot of new things outside of football.”