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2022 QB Brady Allen Impressed By Notre Dame Once Again

October 15, 2019
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2022 Gibson Southern (Ind.) quarterback Brady Allen‍ had been to Notre Dame multiple times for visits, but Saturday was his first chance to see the game day atmosphere in South Bend.

“It was really impressive,” the 6-foot-5, 195-pounder stated. “It was my first Notre Dame game. The atmosphere was electric and it was exciting to see all the coaches again. It was just awesome.”

The Indiana native had seen college games in the past, but he also had high expectations heading into the visit.  

“It exceeded my expectations,” said Allen. “The fans were going nuts. It was kind of indescribable.

“Every place has its own special thing on game day. Notre Dame has its own special thing. It was surreal.”

Allen has developed a good strong relationship with Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees over the last year and the two were able to connect again on Saturday.

“We talked a little bit before and after the game,” explained Allen. “He was telling me to get ready for the postseason and be the best I can to finish the season strong. He wants us to stay in touch and to keep building our relationship.”

Rees doesn’t offer quarterbacks until after they complete their sophomore season and Allen is more than fine with it despite holding offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Purdue and Virginia Tech.

“It allows me to not worry about that stuff,” Allen said. “I can focus on my season and high school. I can take care of my schoolwork, football and everything else, so I don’t have to worry about college.”

Allen wasn’t the only big-time prospect on campus as Notre Dame hosted several commitments and top prospects over the weekend. 

“I didn’t get to talk to a lot of the commits, but those are a bunch of good guys,” Allen stated. “They are all top recruits in their class and that’s exciting to see the family atmosphere they are building. I did get to talk to a lot of the other recruits.”

2021 receivers Deion Colzie‍ and Lorenzo Styles Jr.‍ committed to Notre Dame and Allen was well-aware of the news.

And while he might be a class behind, seeing the Irish land two of the nation’s top receivers is only a good thing if Allen lands an offer from Notre Dame.

“It’s very attractive,” Allen explained. “They bring in top guys like Blake Fisher on the line and then those two guys at receiver. It’s attractive to me knowing I’d have guys around me who can really do things.”

As for the rest of the fall, Allen will focus on his own season, but pending how it goes, he could be headed down to SEC country for a visit.

“We’re still trying to figure visits out,” said Allen. “I’m possibly going to Georgia. It really depends on how our season and postseason goes.”

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