Updated: Jul 28
Beau Allen has announced that he has hit the transfer portal as of this afternoon.
“I have the upmost respect and gratitude for Coach Stoops, his staff and all of my coaches during my time at the University of Kentucky. I have learned so much and I appreciate the support from so many that have been with me along the way. I also want to thank my teammates. I’ve always got your back. After a lot of thought and prayer, I have decided for the best interest of my football career, I will enter the transfer portal to have the opportunity to play this upcoming season. I am forever a Wildcat and I am very excited for the future,” said Beau Allen in a social media post.
The former Lexington Catholic star and candidate for Kentucky’s annual Mr. Football award decided to stay home and suit up for the Wildcats. Well, that ultimately is what puts him at his decision today.
After redshirting his freshman season as a mid-year enrollee, he only saw the field against Vanderbilt (blow out win) and at Alabama (to far of a deficit to come back) for a total of 7 passes and 40 yards on the year.
Last season, Beau only played in three games (ULM, New Mexico State and Louisville) for a combined total of 12 passes and 92 yards.
After committing to fight for his opportunity here, spending his first season behind returning Terry Wilson and then getting recruited over by Joey Gatewood and Will Levis, he’s finally done waiting and wants to go play somewhere. You can’t blame the kid for wanting to get game action. He’ll be a redshirt sophomore this year (third year in college). Unfortunately, this is just part of the sport. As much as we all would have like to have seen the Kentucky legacy and Lexington native become a star here, his chances for that to happen fell far behind projected first-round pick, Will Levis.
Beau Allen leaves Kentucky on very good terms and I’m sure the entire fanbase will root for him wherever he ends up.