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Beau Allen Set To Transfer Back To Kentucky

The Kentucky Wildcats got another quarterback from the transfer portal. Kentucky recently grabbed a former 5-star quarterback, Brock Vandagriff, from the University of Georgia. However, since the Wildcats have lost a couple of backup quarterbacks to the transfer portal in Destin Wade and Kaiya Sheron, it is even up in the air if former Iowa quarterback, Deuce Hogan, will stay with the program as well. Kentucky needed to go get another proven backup for Vandagriff.

Kentucky wanted to keep this one close to home as they decided to bring home Lexington, Kentucky native Beau Allen. Now Mark Stoops and company have two veteran quarterbacks to help incoming freshman, Cutter Boley develop during his freshman season with Kentucky. If the name Beau Allen rings a bell it should, Allen played at Lexington Catholic where he was ranked as a 4-star recruit coming out of high school by both ESPN and Rivals. Allen managed to throw for over 11,000 yards and 127 touchdowns in his high school career, both of which are good enough for the top 5 all-time in the state of Kentucky.

Allen chose to commit to Kentucky in 2020 straight out of high school where he played behind Terry Wilson and Joey Gatewood. Allen only saw the field in two games his freshman season against Vanderbilt and Alabama. In 2021 Allen was still in the shadows of Will Levis but he did manage to play in three games that season as well, against the University of Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State, and Louisville.

Allen then decided to transfer the following season to Tarleton State where he started in 11 games and threw for over 2,300 yards and 22 touchdowns. That season he led the Western Athletic Conference in passing touchdowns and was second in passing yards. Since then Allen transferred again to Georgia Southern where he did not see any playing time under their starting quarterback, Davis Brin.

Hopefully, Brock Vandagriff will stay healthy for the entire 2024 season but it is nice to have another Kentucky native back on the roster for the upcoming season. It will also be a benefit for Cutter Boley because Allen has seen a lot of football and that knowledge can only help Boley grow in his freshman year for Kentucky.

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