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2022 QB Brady Allen Focused on Leadership

February 14, 2020

2022 Gibson Southern (Ind.) quarterback Brady Allen‍ put up big numbers as a freshman in 2018, but 2019 was even better as a seasoned starter. 

The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder threw for 2,671 yards and 31 touchdowns while completing 62 percent of his passes in the fall.

However, Gibson Southern lost several key pieces to the passing game and Allen's focus has been catching his teammates up to speed. 

"It's going good and I'm just working on getting our new receivers intact," stated Allen. "I'm getting the new guys out there to throw to get them used to the offense. 

"We lost three of our receivers to graduation. There will be some guys in my class and above to fill in. It's exciting and I'm looking forward to working with those guys." 

It might be strange to say, but Allen is the leader of the program and he's still a sophomore.

However, Allen doesn't feel any unwanted pressure as it's precisely what he wants.

"Coming in, I would definitely say the biggest thing I wanted to accomplish was being a leader," explained Allen. "I didn't want to be too much of a leader and overstep, but being the guy who can make the late drives and score and the guy everyone can believe in. I want to pick guys up when they need it." 

As it relates to his own game, Allen is up 10 pounds and is focused on the little things in his game. 

"Accuracy can always improve," said Allen. "Weight-wise, I want to keep gaining weight, getting more athletic and getting faster. I want to make better movements to become more smooth." 

Joe Budmayr (Wisconsin), Brian Brohm (Purdue), Tom Allen (Indiana) and Corey Dennis (Ohio State) made the trip to Gibson Southern over the last few weeks and Allen greatly appreciated it as he knows Fort Branch is somewhat out of the way. 

"That's the tough thing," Allen said of his location. "It's so far out of Evansville and out of the way. I appreciate those guys coming in and it's awesome to have that interest. It's good to build relationships with those guys." 

Allen was recently at Indiana and continued to feel the love from the Hoosiers staff.

"Coach Allen is doing a great job," Allen stated. "He's the man for that job. He's doing the best he can to keep his in-state guy in Indiana. That's awesome for me and I'm glad to have a relationship with him. I'm looking forward to continuing to build it." 

Wisconsin recently joined the mix for Allen and it was the first program in the next tier of schools. 

"It's huge," Allen said. "They're one of the most winningest programs in college football. Watching them play every Saturday on TV, playing in big games, the Big Ten Championship and the Rose Bowl - it's a dream to play in those big games." 

When it comes to Notre Dame, the Irish didn't make it down to over the last two months with the transition of offensive coordinators, but Allen expects them to be in later in the spring. 

"I'm not for sure yet," Allen said of visiting Notre Dame this spring. "I talked to Coach (Tommy) Rees and he's probably going to come in during the spring. He was busy with the transition of becoming the offensive coordinator and he couldn't make it in." 

Allen currently has plans to check out two Big Ten teams in the coming weeks. 

"I think we're going to Purdue on March 7 and definitely will get to Wisconsin," said Allen. "Other than that, maybe Notre Dame." 

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