Allen Has Four Out Front

Defensive tackle prospect Beau Allen hasn't committed a lot of time to recruiting over the past month, but that will change on September 1, when college coaches can once again contact recruits.

Notre Dame will be one of the schools reaching out to Beau Allen this week. The Irish would like to add a couple defensive tackle prospects to this recruiting class, and Allen has the Irish in the mix.

"I recently narrowed down my list and Notre Dame is on that list," Allen replied when asked about his recruitment. "I plan on taking an official visit to Notre Dame, but I'm not exactly sure when. I've still got get that worked out, but I'm pretty excited about Notre Dame and I'm pretty excited to watch them this year.

"They were my latest offer, and even though I haven't had the time I want to get to know the coaching staff. I do feel like I really get along with them. I like the history of the program. I like the location, the facilities and the kind of exposure that you get there. It's also a prestigious academic school, which I like.

"I've been mostly talking to coach Ianello, but I haven't actually talked to him in a while," Allen said. "I've been pretty busy and haven't been able to give them a call and they can't call me until September 1. I've been keeping in contact with them through email.

"I haven't talked to them about their depth or anything like that, but they said they'd like to sign two or three defensive tackles. I think they're pretty thin at that spot so I think there's a lot of opportunity to play there."

Other than the Irish, Allen is still considering Minnesota, Wisconsin, Stanford, UCLA, Northwestern, Michigan State and Nebraska.

"My top four schools are Minnesota, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Stanford. I'm going to take four official visits to those schools. I'm really trying to fill that fifth spot and see where I'm going to take my fifth visit." Top Stories