Current Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen is set to make his college decision in less than 24 hours: he’ll announce where he’s decided to spend the next four years of his football career Monday at 3:30 p.m. There’s not much time left in a recruitment that’s been ongoing for years – where does Kentucky stand now that it’s coming down to the wire?
Long story short, the Wildcats appear to be in a good spot with Allen. The 6-foot-2 quarterback has been showing UK (and some freshly-committed Cats) plenty of love on Twitter, and 24/7 Sports currently has his Crystal Ball set to 100% for the Wildcats.
Allen took an official visit last weekend, alongside two players who have since committed: four-star offensive lineman John Young and three-star defensive back Andru Phillips. Allen reposted both Young and Phillips’ commitment announcements. In the last few days, Allen has also “liked” Tweets by accounts such as The Stoops Era and Everything Kentucky Football.
As promised, John Young has also hit Allen’s social media pretty hard with pro-Kentucky Tweets. If this is what he’s doing on a public forum, imagine the texts he’s sending his friend.
— John Young (@the_johnyoung) May 2, 2019
When Young came on KSR following his own announcement, he promised to “bug [Allen] until he blocks my number. I’m going to be on him until his commits.”
Could Young’s final efforts be enough to seal the deal? Will the four-star quarterback be the next Kentuckian to announce a verbal commitment?
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) May 5, 2019
Allen also has offers from the Washington State Cougars and Neal Brown’s West Virginia Mountaineers. Allen visited the west coast the weekend before his Kentucky visit, describing his weekend with the Cougs as “really great.”
When asked about his feelings toward the University of Kentucky, Allen was very positive. Like all of UK’s recent commits, Allen cited the program’s upwards trajectory under Coach Mark Stoops. He also mentioned his close relationship with the UK staff, specifically mentioning offensive coordinator Eddie Gran, recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow, quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw and special teams coordinator Dean Hood.
Could Allen finalize a spectacular in-state trifecta for the 2020 Wildcat squad? We’ll have to wait until Monday afternoon to be certain, but the tea leaves certainly look good for Kentucky.