On the West Coast, there are few better than Scottsdale (AZ) Desert Mountain quarterback Kyle Allen, one of the main reasons Wisconsin secondary coach Bill Busch extended him an offer
"My coach told me about Wisconsin offering me," Allen told Badger Nation. "It was awesome and a lot of fun to get that offer. I'm super excited about the offer and that I hope Wisconsin fans can see me playing in a Badgers uniform maybe someday."
The surprised excitement coming from the 6-3, 195-pound Allen – currently a four-star quarterback ranked the No.4 quarterback in the country by Fox Sports Next – comes from his ties to the state. Having family who lives in Oconomowoc who are Badgers fans, Allen has attended Wisconsin games in the past and follows the program.
"I know a lot about Wisconsin," he said. "(My family) are big Wisconsin fans, so I hear a ton of stuff about Wisconsin from them. It is a factor when I consider Wisconsin, but I'm not going to let that sway me too much."
Losing in the quarterfinals of the playoffs, Allen completed 72.1 percent of his passes as a junior (202-for-280) for 3,120 yards and 36 touchdowns. In addition to Wisconsin, Allen has offers that include Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, UCLA and West Virginia.
Already having visited scheduled to Texas A&M and Oklahoma State's spring games, Allen is eager to visit the Badgers.
"I plan on visiting Wisconsin soon, like probably in the summer," said Allen. "I'm not going to make any more plans till after spring ball in the summer."
Wisconsin also offered Allen's teammate, four-star wide receiver Mark Andrews.