Beau Allen stays the course

Minn.'s Beau Allen

Of all the 2010 Stanford recruits The Bootleg has had the pleasure of interacting with, four-star defensive tackle Beau Allen has led the one of the more textbook recruitments.

While some of his peers have made early commitments only to decommit to different school, Beau Allen has stuck to his plan of taking all of his official visits before making a commitment.

Until then, he feels comfortable with his four favorite schools: Notre Dame, Minnesota, Stanford, and Wisconsin.

"It's still pretty even," Allen said.

Allen holds offers from those schools, in addition to UCLA, Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, and Colorado, among others.

He has already taken official visits to Notre Dame and Wisconsin, and is still in the process of finding a suitable date to take a trip out to Palo Alto.

"I'm still working on it," Allen said. "I think it's pretty up in the air still."

Given that Allen attends high school in Eastern Minnesota, close to the Midwest schools he is considering, the Stanford visit figures to play a big role in Allen deciding if he feels comfortable enough to commit to a school so far away from home.

"I've never been out at Stanford, but I'm hoping when I take my official it's some place where I'm comfortable," Allen said.

In addition, Allen hopes to learn more about the men who comprise the Cardinal football team.

"One that's really important to me is kind of like the guys that are on the team and who I'll be hanging out with and whether or not they're good guys and they're like me," said Allen, who also listed academics and winning as factors in his decision.

That decision, however, likely won't come until sometime in December at the earliest, in large part due to the successful play of Allen's Minnetonka high school team.

The Skippers are 8-3 despite dropping their most recent contest to Eden Prairie, and look strong heading into the playoffs. Combine that with Allen's desire to take all of his visits before committing, and it doesn't look like anything is imminent within his recruitment.

"I'm kind of thinking after my season sometime in December but that's still kind of vague," Allen said. "I want to get all of my officials in, I guess is what I mean."

In the meantime, Allen will try to enjoy his senior year both on and off the field, but also spend some time on the Stanford application.

"I'm still working on the application, but I have a couple of my essays done and they think I'll be able to get in," Allen said. "I have good grades right now, so I'm not really too worried about that."

Allen said he scored a 28 on the ACT and has a 3.5 unweighted GPA.


Are you fully subscribed to The Bootleg? If not, then you are missing out on all the top Cardinal coverage we provide daily on our award-winning website. Sign up today for the biggest and best in Stanford sports coverage with TheBootleg.com (sign-up)!

TheBootleg.com Recommended Stories


  • Stanford Head Coach David Shaw says it is time to fix the struggling offense

  • Everyone knows the questions surrounding Stanford’s offense, but what are the solutions? Troy submits some ideas to the Cardinal’s suggestion box.

  • SAN FRANCISCO -- Some quick hit comments from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on the state of the Pac-12 and some new initiatives that are coming this men's basketball season, including an update on…

  • The Kansas City Chiefs aren't exactly known for their passing attack; however, Dr. Roto does have a man-crush on one KC receiver in Week 8. Dwayne Bowe (pictured above) has yet to score a touchdown or…

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Wainstein report released on Wednesday provided insight into the NCAA’s reopening of its infractions case at North Carolina this summer and also highlighted potential academic…

Up Next


Notre Dame is still looking for a couple defensive linemen for the 2010 recruiting class and Beau…

Tweets