In-State 2022 QB Brady Allen Reviews 'Amazing' Notre Dame Visit
Notre Dame is in great shape at the quarterback position, from starter Ian Book all the way through to the class of 2021 with a commitment from San Diego Bishops signal caller Tyler Buchner.
On Tuesday, Notre Dame began to look even deeper into the future of the position when they hosted 2022 in-state quarterback Brady Allen of Fort Branch (Ind.) Gibson Southern.
The 6-foot-5, 185 pound Allen said Tuesday’s trip to South Bend was an awesome time.
“The visit was amazing,” Allen told Blue & Gold Illustrated. “It was my first trip up here so I was really blown away by the school, facilities, and the history of Notre Dame football.”
Allen was on the sidelines for Notre Dame’s spring practice session Tuesday morning, and came away impressed with what he saw.
“I was really impressed by the intensity level of the players and coaches,” Allen said. “It was great to see those guys compete.”
For most of practice, Allen kept his attention turned to the quarterbacks, both of whom seemed to catch his eye.
“I was impressed with both Ian and Phil (Jurkovec) today,” Allen said. “It was cool to see what Coach Rees did with the quarterbacks in their offense.”
After visiting, Allen said his interest in the Irish immediately shot up.
“I’m extremely high on Notre Dame,” Allen said. “Being an in-state kid is really exciting because I grew up watching ND football.”
Were Allen to end up at Notre Dame, he would follow in the footsteps of former Irish quarterback and current quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees.
Allen said Rees and the rest of the Irish coaching staff made a strong impression on him Tuesday.
“I talked to Coach Rees, Coach Elston, Coach Polian, and Coach Quin,” Allen explained. “Our conversations were great. I got to meet them all for the first time and give them some background on me and my family. I’m just a Freshman, so the recruiting process is new to me. It’s great to get input on how to handle the recruiting process.”
After only one season of high school football, Allen already holds offers from Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Purdue and Indiana.
Should Notre Dame eventually join that list, the native Hoosier said he’d be fired up.
“This time last year I would’ve never dreamed of having the offers I already have, I was just preparing to be a varsity quarterback,” Allen said. “Having an offer from Notre Dame would be unreal, especially with the academics and history of Notre Dame."