Beau Allen shared his respect for Mark Stoops and the Kentucky program in his announcement of his decision to enter the transfer portal.

The Kentucky quarterback described the decision as in the best interest of his football career. Allen has been at Kentucky since enrolled as a 3-star recruit out of Lexington Catholic in the 2020 recruiting class. Allen was the No. 21 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2020 and the No. 5 overall recruit from the state of Kentucky. He joined the roster when the Wildcats had Terry Wilson and Joey Gatewood on the roster, and this season was expected to be the backup to Will Levis.

With the COVID-19 waiver, Allen could have up to four years of eligibility remaining.

In limited time on the field, Allen appeared in 5 games during his career. He completed 11-of-19 passes for 132 yards (6.9 yards per attempt). He also scrambled for a rushing touchdown against New Mexico State.

At backup QB, Kentucky behind Levis now has Kaiya Sheron, Destin Wade and Deuce Hogan, an offseason addition from Iowa.

Here’s the rest of Allen’s bio from Kentucky:

2021 – r-Freshman

Played in three games (ULM, New Mexico State and Louisville) and completed 8 of 12 passes for 92 yards
Entered in the fourth quarter vs. New Mexico State and completed 3 of 4 passes for 40 yards … Also had a three-yard scramble for his first collegiate rushing touchdown
Got a career-long 23-yard rush at Louisville
2020 – Freshman

Redshirt season
Mid-year enrollee
Saw action in two games (Vanderbilt and at Alabama)
Completed 3-of-7 passes for 40 yards
Saw his first collegiate action vs. Vanderbilt on Nov. 14 and completed 3 of 5 passes for 40 yards