Beau Allen Talks About Minnesota Visit

Beau Allen, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound defensive tackle from Minnetonka (MN) High, is one of the state's top prospects. He made his official visit this weekend to Minnesota and capped off the week by being honored as a member of the Minnesota Vikings All-State high school team at halftime of their game versus Cincinnati. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Allen to talk about his recruitment.

Beau Allen helped lead the Skippers to an 8-3 mark, losing to then-#1 Wayzata and #5 Hopkins in the regular season and then-#1 Eden Prairie in the section finals.

Allen was named to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Kare-11 All-Metro team and the Minnesota Vikings, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Associated Press All-State teams.

Allen enjoyed his visit to Minnesota this weekend.

"It was good. It was a lot of fun.. Informative. I got a lot of questions answered, so it went well."

"We had dinner at Brew's (head coach Tim Brewster) house on Friday night. Saturday, just watched practice and had meetings with the coaches. We went to the basketball game and then had dinner. It was good."

Allen said that he doesn't have any more visits coming up.

"I do not have any planned right now."

Allen said that he has narrowed his list of schools to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Stanford and hopes to make his college choice soon.

"I'm getting ready to make my decision in the next couple of weeks."

Allen said that there is not one thing that he is looking for in picking his potential landing spot.

"I think it is the right combination of the many things that I am looking for."

Allen said that all the schools have their strength, such as Wisconisn, his mother and fhater's alma mater.

"They had a good year and I think that Coach (Bret) Bielema has his job secured. I don't think that he is going to go anywhere soon. I think that they have done pretty well."

Allen thinks Notre Dame also has plenty to offer.

"I like the tradition and the good academics stuff, but I want to get to know the coaching staff again, because everyone that I knew was cleared out, so I want to see how that goes."

Allen also likes the hometown school.

"Minnesota is right here. Twenty-two miles from my house and TCF is awesome and I really get along with their coaching staff."

Allen feels that Stanford has plenty of strengths.

"It has really good academics and you have to set yourself up for something after football."

Don't expect a big splash when Allen makes his college choice.

"I don't think so. It's not really my style. Kind of low-key, I guess."

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