By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky’s football recruiting success continued today with Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen, the son of former UK quarterback Bill Allen, announcing his commitment to coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats.
He had visited Washington State and West Virginia and also had intense interest from schools such as Duke, Michigan State, Penn State and others. He also had an offer from Georgia.
Last week Louisville offensive tackle John Young and South Carolina cornerback Andru Phillips both committed to UK after taking an official visit to Kentucky at the same time as Allen. Both predicted Allen would pick UK and today he did.
Kentucky also has a 2020 commitment from four-star defensive tackle Lamar Goods of Connecticut.
Allen is ranked among the nation’s top 25 pro-style quarterbacks in the 2020 recruiting class after completing 240 of 361 passes for 3,729 yards and 42 scores last year. He also ran for 747 yards and eight scores and says he’s been timing in 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
While Allen liked the offenses that Mike Leach of Washington State and Neal Brown of West Virginia, both former UK offensive coordinators use, he’s just as comfortable with what UK offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and quarterback coach Darin Hinshaw run.
Allen said during his press conference at this school that he now will try to recruit players like Vito Tisdale, Mike Drennen, Justin Rogers, Deondre Buford and Kalil Branham to join him at UK. Rogers is a five -star offensive lineman from Michigan.