Beau Allen, former Kentucky QB, reportedly decides on transfer destination
Beau Allen came to Kentucky as a highly regarded quarterback prospect in the 2020 recruiting class. He ranked as the No. 18 pro-style quarterback and the No. 5 overall recruit from the state of Kentucky, per the 247Sports composite rankings.
But in 2 years in Lexington, he only saw a little bit of game action, serving in a backup role both years.
Recently, he decided to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal, and now it appears he’s found a new home. Per ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Allen has transferred to Tarleton State and will start practicing on Tuesday:
Sources: Former Kentucky QB Beau Allen has transferred to Tarleton State. He’s enrolled and will begin practice today. He was one of ESPN’s Top 20 QBs in the class of 2020 and had significant interest on the transfer market. https://t.co/usAI8vQJNX
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 2, 2022
During his Kentucky career, Allen appeared in 5 games, completing 11 of his 19 passes for 132 yards, 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He did score a touchdown as a runner in 2021.
Tarleton State plays in the WAC, an FCS conference, but is ineligible for the FCS Playoffs until 2024 after recently making the jump to the FCS ranks. We’ll see if Allen can win the starting job there.