Minnetonka junior defensive lineman Beau Allen is one of the top prospects of his class and he already holds three offers from Big Ten teams. At 6-foot-3, 280 pounds Allen has played the defensive line since his first game as a freshman in the Skipper 3-4 scheme. Primarily playing nose guard for Minnetonka last year Allen recorded 38 tackles as a sophomore.
"I now have scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota," Allen stated recently to Minnesota Preps.
Allen first received an offer from Minnesota, then Badger coach Bret Bielema offered at the Wisconsin camp followed by Beau receiving the Iowa offer at their camp.
"A lot of schools are showing interest right now," Allen said. "I've talked to quite a few head coaches and Notre Dame, Boston College, Wyoming, and Nebraska have all been in contact."
Minnesota has been on Allen since he made headlines starting at Minnetonka before he ever took a class at the school. "I got offered from Minnesota last year before my sophomore season," he explained. "I went to the Minnesota camp last year and they offered me after that."
Allen returns to lead a Minnetonka defense that has six talented starters back on defense. "Returning is juniors Beau Allen and Jimmy Gildea as well as seniors Kyle Risinger, Ismail Karon, Nick Nazarian, and Sam Coatta," Skipper coach Dave Nelson told the Breakdown Pigskin Preview. "We return many impact football players. It will be important that we stay healthy and our skill players (QB, TB, and WR) emerge."
Nelson was simple but complimentary when describing Allen inside. "He's a dominating nose guard," said the coach.
As a versatile athlete Allen will play some fullback this year and he could play at end on defense but he prefers the battles on the inside. "I think I'm fast enough and agile enough to play end, but I really like nose guard," said Allen to Badger Blitz. "It's a lot more physical and that's what I'm in to."