By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky football looks on the verge of hitting a recruiting trifecta Monday.
Coach Mark Stoops has already got verbal commitments from four-star offensive lineman John Young of Louisville and three-star cornerback Andru Phillips of South Carolina, a Louisville native, this week. Now Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen has moved up his commitment schedule and plans to make his announcement Monday between UK, Washington State and West Virginia.
Allen took his official visit to UK last weekend — just like Young and Phillips did.
Allen completed 233 of 357 passes for 3,729 yards and 42 touchdowns in 2018 and rushed for 747 yards and eight scores.
Before Allen made his official visit to UK he said there was not one specific factor that would separate one team from the others.
“I am looking for where I will have the most fun at and get along with the staff the best,” Allen said. “It’s just where I feel I best fit and there’s really not one specific thing to determine that.
His father, Bill, played at Kentucky. His former high school coach, Mark Perry, is now on Stoops’ staff.
Allen admitted before the visit that he already had a “good bond” with Stoops and his staff.
“Of course, I have also grown up a Kentucky fan and followed the program for a long time,” Allen said. “I get a lot of encouragement from fans to say yes to Kentucky but it is not pressure. They are all good people and I appreciate that they care. It means a lot to me that they want me to go to Kentucky.”