Sometimes the numbers lie. Sometimes, however, those numbers are so wildly insane that they can only be telling the truth. The latter applies to what Wisconsin 2021 signee Braelon Allen did at Fond Du Lac High School during the Badger State’s spring season.
Allen rushed for over 1,000 yards in seven games while also starring on the defensive side of the ball. With such a dominant offensive season, questions swirled about where the Badgers would place their four-star signee. 247Sports lists Allen as a linebacker, but the Wisconsin native has worked in a safety/LB hybrid role in high school.
The initial thought was Allen would enter Madison as a safety, but a report from Rivals’ BadgerBlitz.com reporter Jon McNamara Thursday morning, which BadgersWire has confirmed, is shaking things up.
Allen will start his Badger career at running back:
While it’s too early to know if this is a short-term experiment or something Wisconsin intends to stick with through Allen’s career, his numbers running the football at Fond Du Lac should turn heads. Allen will start his Badger career next month as he reports to Madison for the summer.