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Player: Beau Allen

Hometown: Minnetonka, MN

Position: DT

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 300 lbs.

40 time: 5.13

Visit Date:

Scholarships offered: Nebraska, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Stanford, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame

Favorites: Minnesota

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Assessing the talent: True DT plays with a mean, physical style. Posted 47 tackles with 3 sacks as HS junior.

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 20%. Slight lean towards homestate Minnesota. Article here http://recruiting.scout.com/2/848689.html comments that his mom likes Bo because he is "a hard ass". This guy could mold into a good DT here under Bo and we need DT help.

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We have Bo running our D. They now have Cosgrove. Shouldn't be that hard a decision.

 

If you're basing it on coaching excellence, competence, expectations, intensity and the ability to develop players and maximize their potential sure...

 

But most of the time location wins and unfortunately the campus for University of Minnesota is much closer to this recruits home than the campus of the University of Nebraska.

 

I'd love to see this kid become a Husker.

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We have Bo running our D. They now have Cosgrove. Shouldn't be that hard a decision.

 

If you're basing it on coaching excellence, competence, expectations, intensity and the ability to develop players and maximize their potential sure...

 

But most of the time location wins and unfortunately the campus for University of Minnesota is much closer to this recruits home than the campus of the University of Nebraska.

 

I'd love to see this kid become a Husker.

Yeah but by being in his Top 2, I think Bo and Co have a great shot to get him to visit. If there is one thing the staff excels at in recruiting, it is doing a great job with the visits, especially game day visits. Minnesota has nothing on NU for atmosphere.

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We have Bo running our D. They now have Cosgrove. Shouldn't be that hard a decision.

 

If you're basing it on coaching excellence, competence, expectations, intensity and the ability to develop players and maximize their potential sure...

 

But most of the time location wins and unfortunately the campus for University of Minnesota is much closer to this recruits home than the campus of the University of Nebraska.

 

I'd love to see this kid become a Husker.

Yeah but by being in his Top 2, I think Bo and Co have a great shot to get him to visit. If there is one thing the staff excels at in recruiting, it is doing a great job with the visits, especially game day visits. Minnesota has nothing on NU for atmosphere.

 

Not sure when it's supposed to be done but Minn is supposed to be building a new stadium. I'm sure the gameday experience still doesn't compare though.

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Beau is the type of kid you wish you had 11 of on defense. Especially on a Pelini type defense. Dude is relentless and just flat MEAN!

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Beau is the type of kid you wish you had 11 of on defense. Especially on a Pelini type defense. Dude is relentless and just flat MEAN!

 

I agree 100%. I really hope we can sign this kid.

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Notre Dame has offered.

 

I am sure he will end up there. For some reason the kids here in MN go to ND once they get an offer. It is beyond me, but they always pull a few out of here.

 

Any word if he is planning a visit to NU?

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Stanford seems to be in the driver seat FREE SCOUT Article

 

“I’ve been working on narrowing it down this summer,” Beau Allen said. “I’m going to be narrowing it down and hopefully get my top five up by early to mid September.”

 

Allen said that Stanford has a “really good” chance of making that list.

 

“I really like Stanford because they’re obviously a very prestigious academic school, which is always good,” Allen said. “You want to be well educated and set up for life after football if you don’t make it big time. I think Stanford definitely has that to offer. Furthermore, Stanford’s campus is great and it’s in a great location, from what I’ve heard. I’ve never been there but I’ve looked at some pictures online and the campus looks really cool and they’re also a football program on the rise.”

 

Another factor that might be to the Cardinal’s advantage is that Allen has a good chance of contending for early playing time should he end up at Stanford. In recent years the Cardinal have done a very good job of recruiting talented players at the defensive tackle position, leaving an opportunity for interior lineman in the 2010 class to star early.

 

“Obviously, nothing is guaranteed and you have to work to win any position, but they’ve mentioned to me that they are in desperate need of defensive lineman and that is something I do take heed of,” Allen said.

 

Because of that, the Stanford coaching staff is putting the full court press on Allen and his family.

 

“I talk to mostly [offensive line coach] Tim Drevno and Coach Harbaugh,” Allen said. “They’ve been also communicating well with my mom and dad, which I like. It’s good to have your parents on board. The coaches seem like really good guys. I’ve only met Coach Drevno in person and he’s good to talk to, and I’m looking forward to meeting some of the other coaches.”

 

Because of Allen’s status as a priority recruit as a position of need, the Stanford coaching staff has been more than willing to let him take his time in making a decision. While this year’s Cardinal recruiting class only has a few spots remaining, it appears that the staff would accept the four-star prospect’s commitment anytime.

 

“I kind of mentioned to them early on in the process that I was probably going to make my decision after my senior football year and they were fine with that,” Allen said. “They were supportive in saying that I should take my five official visits and everything.”

 

Although Minnesota isn’t known as a traditional hotbed of high school football talent, the Cardinal actually already have a commitment to the 2010 class from a Minnesotan in linebacker A.J. Tarpley, who happens to star for a rival high school.

 

“He actually goes to kind of our rival school,” Allen said. “They’re in our conference and there’s not a lot of love lost between our teams, but A.J. is a really good guy and he’s a really good player.”

 

Interestingly, Tarpley isn’t the only connection Allen has to Stanford. Former Cardinal great and NFL player Willie Howard worked with Allen a few times over the summer.

 

“I actually do know Willie Howard, who’s kind of a coaching mentor of mine,” Allen said. “I did some work with him in the offseason and he’s a really good defensive tackle, so I talked to him a little bit about Stanford. Like I said, he’s also been one of those good solid guys.”

 

So while Allen is clearly familiar with some of what Stanford has to offer, Palo Alto is still almost 2,000 miles from Allen’s home in Minnesota. At this point, Allen is not quite sure if that distance will impact his decision, but hopes to gauge his comfort with being so far away from home when he takes some visits to the West Coast next fall.

 

“I haven’t really thought too much about distance from Minnesota,” Allen said. “That’s kind of something that I’ve got to think about a little more as I go down the line. I think once I visit schools like Stanford, I’ll be able to measure that a little better.”

 

And if Allen likes what he sees enough to make Stanford his college home, he should have no problem passing through the school’s admissions process. A likely business major, Allen is an excellent student who scored a 28 on the ACT to go along with a 3.6 weighted GPA.

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AUGUST 7, 2009. PREP STAR

BEAU ALLEN, DT, 6-2, 300, 5.0, MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA

 

"I have about twelve offers and I will narrow it down by September. I like schools like Miami, Wisconsin, Stanford, Notre Dame, Nebraska, UCLA those schools I definitely like." Allen said

 

Notre Dame Football Network

 

"I liked Notre Dame junior days a lot. They didn't have the defensive line coach there but I did really well. I like the history and the football they have there. I liked the coaches a lot when I was there and how marketable Notre Dame is. They televise all their games, that's cool" Allen said

 

Freshman Offer

 

"I liked Minnesota Junior Days," says Allen," I felt comfortable there with the coaching staff and that's important to me. Minnesota offered me when I was a freshman, so I had a lot of experience with them. I went to a couple of games last year for recruiting. I'm looking forward going this season to see how the Golphers play in their new stadium. I'm excited for that."

 

"I went to Junior Days at Nebraska it went really well," Allen said, "I met the coaches I got to know them a little bit. I talked to Coach Carl Pelini, J P (Papuchis) and Barney Cotton when I was there. Carl is a good guy he's really cool."

 

Oh, Those Fans

 

"I really like the football facilities at Nebraska and the stadium and I'm also a big fan of the fans. I haven't made any travel plans yet for the fall but they (Nebraska) are definitely in consideration." Allen added

 

"I like the history at UCLA. It's a California school they have a good program and I like the coaches there." Allen said

 

"I've been to Wisconsin last year for a game when they played Minnesota. I feel really good with their (Wisconsin) coaching staff. I like Camp Randall a lot and I like how Wisconsin is set up academically." Allen said

 

"I haven't decided if I want to stay in the Big 10 or not I will atke all five visits. All schools are equal." Allen said

 

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Three-star defensive tackle Beau Allen (Shorewood, Minn./Minnetonka) named four programs that stand out for ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com.

 

"In no particular order, I have Minnesota, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Stanford. I'm not sure whether or not I'm going to add a fifth to that, but I think a school like UCLA or Northwestern could possibly take that fifth spot."

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Three-star defensive tackle Beau Allen (Shorewood, Minn./Minnetonka) named four programs that stand out for ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com.

 

"In no particular order, I have Minnesota, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Stanford. I'm not sure whether or not I'm going to add a fifth to that, but I think a school like UCLA or Northwestern could possibly take that fifth spot."

 

:wtf

 

Very surprising.....no visit, not in the top 5. wow.

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Three-star defensive tackle Beau Allen (Shorewood, Minn./Minnetonka) named four programs that stand out for ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com.

 

"In no particular order, I have Minnesota, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Stanford. I'm not sure whether or not I'm going to add a fifth to that, but I think a school like UCLA or Northwestern could possibly take that fifth spot."

 

:wtf

 

Very surprising.....no visit, not in the top 5. wow.

 

I dunno, could possibly be a case where we backed-off a bit. .

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per ESPN: "I've definitely narrowed my list down," Allen said. "My top schools, in no particular order are Minnesota, Wisconsin, Stanford and Notre Dame. I plan to make official visits to all four."

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Defensive lineman Beau Allen (Minnetonka, Minn./Minnetonka) is set to make his first official visit this weekend. Allen will head to Madison to visit the Wisconsin Badgers.

 

He has narrowed his list of more than a dozen scholarship offers down to seven schools -- Wisconsin, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Stanford, Michigan, Michigan State and UCLA. All but the Spartans have offered Allen a scholarship.

 

"My top four are still Wisconsin, Minnesota, Notre Dame and Stanford," Allen said. "Michigan recently offered me. I think I'll give them a look. It's Michigan, Michigan State and UCLA for the last visit."

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