Wisconsin Football’s 2021 recruiting class gets an unexpected boost, as 2022 4-star commit, Braelon Allen reclassifies.
While the Wisconsin Football program is still busy landing recruits for the 2021 class, most recently Nolan Rucci and Al Ashford, back in June, they received their first commitment from the 2022 class from in-state 4-star safety Braelon Allen.
The 6’2″ – 215 pound Allen logged 48 tackles, including six for a loss, along with four sacks and three interceptions as a sophomore for Fond Du Lac High School. And while 247Sports has him ranked as the eighth overall inside linebacker in the 2022 class, he will be a safety at Madison.
However, while initially, the expectation wasn’t for Allen to be on campus until 2022, the high school junior has decided to reclassify, and he will be joining the Wisconsin Football program next summer.
As the title of the article suggests, he will be joining an already stout 2021 class that ranked 16th in the nation and third in the Big Ten before Allen made his decision to reclassify. The 2021 class is on pace to surpass the 2020 class for the highest final recruiting ranking in program history, and Allen is now the sixth 4-star recruit in this class, which sets another program record.
This is, of course, a big jump for Allen as he is foregoing his senior year of high school, but it’s a move that we are seeing more and more these days around the country. However, despite joining the Badger football team a year early, as I’ve already pointed out, at 6’2″ – 215 pounds, Allen has very good size, and if you check his Twitter account, you’ll see that he can certainly hold his own in the weight room.
In the 2021 class, Allen will be teaming up with fellow in-state safety and 4-star recruit, Hunter Wohler, from Muskego. Allen and Wohler are the two highest-rated safeties in Wisconsin Football history, and there’s no reason to think that his duo won’t be wreaking havoc in the secondary for the next few years.