Tarleton Football lands Beau Allen, former 4-star Kentucky QB


STEPHENVILLE – One of the top prospects in the country has picked Tarleton as his landing spot. Tarleton Football announced Tuesday they have added quarterback Beau Allen.

Allen transfers to Tarleton from Kentucky, where he spent the last two years. He played in five games with the SEC’s Wildcats, completing 11-of-19 (.579) passes for 132 yards, scoring his first touchdown on the ground against New Mexico State.

Last year as a redshirt freshman and No. 2 on the depth chart, Allen played against Louisville, New Mexico State and Louisiana-Monroe, after going against Alabama and Vanderbilt as a true freshman in 2020.

Allen was heavily recruited out of Lexington Catholic High School, named a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals. He was ranked as high as the No. 3 QB in Kentucky, and a top-15 QB across the nation overall.

Allen turned down offers from Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Maryland, Washington State, West Virginia, Marshall and Duke, among others, to attend Kentucky. He also had offers from several prominent schools ahead of his commitment to Tarleton this past week.

He has four years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-2, 208-pound quarterback won the Paul Hornung Award his senior year, given to the top high school player in Kentucky. He started all four years at Lexington Catholic, compiling 11,439 passing yards and 127 touchdowns, top-five marks in the state all-time. Allen, who was born in Carmel, Indiana, and raised in Lexington, now takes his talents to Stephenville, Texas.

Under head coach Todd Whitten’s tenure at Tarleton, several transfer quarterbacks have enjoyed immediate success, such as the likes of Steve Kelly, Cliff Watkins, and most recently, Ben Holmes.

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