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Quarterback Beau Allen commits Monday – Where does UK stand?



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.

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?

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.


Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

15 Comments for Quarterback Beau Allen commits Monday – Where does UK stand?

  1. mashman 93
    10:07 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink


  2. maximumscott
    10:08 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    I cant tell if I should be excited. There has been so many Kentucky QB let downs. Maybe he is the one that is great?

    • StillBP
      8:25 am May 6, 2019 Permalink

      If for no other reason, I’m excited to not hear the “fans” say “Stoops can’t land a guy in his own back yard.”

    • mashburnfan1
      2:40 pm May 6, 2019 Permalink

      Who have been the QB let downs? Only high rated one we got recently was Barker and he got hurt. Unless you are talking about commits that changed their mind like Mac Jones or Williams but both of them have not played for their new School so I am confused at who let you down.

  3. kjgouk
    11:08 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    I will take my chances with this kid. Helps to have couple teammates already on the team to make the grind right along side of him.

  4. Gogh Big Bleu
    12:22 am May 6, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome… home? Let’s get it Beau!

  5. I hope we get him, but we all know these social media likes, who they just followed, etc. mean zilch. We’ve seen plenty of recruits do that just to tweak fans of a certain team and/or media.


  6. Sentient Third Eye
    8:06 am May 6, 2019 Permalink

    I can’t believe nobody points our that this kid is a UK QB legacy kid. When I first started watching games, his dad was the backup QB who held on extra points. A legacy kid who lives in Lex? Done deal.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      11:40 am May 6, 2019 Permalink

      Wow! This is the first time I’ve ever had a post placed “under moderation” that ever again saw the light of day. Someone has modified their processes! Usually it’s an automatic death sentence for the post. Or maybe I just wasn’t offensive this time?

  7. Sentient Third Eye
    8:07 am May 6, 2019 Permalink

    He’s a Kentucky legacy kid. Done deal.

  8. Cmart0907
    9:49 am May 6, 2019 Permalink

    Develop QBs first. He will transfer like that last 5. Kentucky will go JUCO again.

  9. CalsCats3.0
    11:47 am May 6, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t know about that 4 years comment. If he doesn’t start in a few years, he will likely transfer…they almost always do. What was the last time we had a senior bavkup quarterback on the roster?