Michigan’s annual BBQ at the Big House is regarded as one of the most important recruiting events of the year. Usually, commits and coaches put in a good word for the Wolverines and show off the program’s brand.
It’s not often, however, that a commit’s family recruits another player. During the BBQ at the Big House on July 28, that’s exactly what happened to Lexington (Ky.) Catholic 2020 three-star quarterback Beau Allen.
He was encouraged to join coach Jim Harbaugh’s group by the family of Washington (D.C.) St. John’s 2019 three-star safety Quinten Johnson.
“I got to talk with Quinten Johnson and his family about why he chose Michigan and how they’ve been great to him,” Allen said.
The most incredible moment of the visit for Allen was when he walked through the tunnel and on the field. He believes he performed well during the camp portion of the visit.
While at the barbecue, Allen spoke with coach Jim Harbaugh and quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton during the on-field session. He also caught up with them while eating his lunch.
“During those talks to both coaches, we got deep about me coming to a game,” said Allen, who will attend a game this fall but does not know when.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound pro-style signal caller has offers to Kentucky, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Maryland and Michigan. He was offered by the Wolverines on May 11 and has only seen his interest grow since then.
“I would say that I am more interested,” Allen said regarding the recent visit. “I got to speak a lot more with Coach Hamilton and Coach Harbaugh, which was really a great time.”
Allen is ranked No. 437 in the nation, No. 19 at his position and No. 6 in Kentucky, according to 247Sports Composite.