Why Braelon Allen Should Play Both Sides Of The Ball

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Wisconsin Badger fans are all to familiar with the name Braelon Allen. He’s a stud athlete for the 2021 freshmen class and hails form Fond Du Lac, WI. From his massive weight room videos to his amazing spring season highlights, Allen seems like he could be one of the next great Badgers. It was announced recently that Allen would begin his career as a running back. Here’s why he should play both sides of the ball at Wisconisn.

Recruited As A Safety

Allen was originally recruited in the 2022 class as a safety. After he chose the Badgers, he re-classified to become a member of the 2021 class. He clearly has a great feel for the safety position. However, he played some linebacker in his senior season at Fond Du Lac in addition to running back.

We all know his highlights from the running back position, but Braelon Allen also has the ability to play the defensive side of the ball at a high level. He’s proven it the last 3 seasons. He was also recently names the WSN Spring Defensive Player of the Year in Wisconsin.

Running Back Depth Chart

Wisconsin Football: Braelon Allen to start out at RB
Fond du Lac’s Braelon Allen (1) runs the ball against Bay Port in the second quarter at Bay Port High School, Friday, April 23, 2021, Green Bay, Wis. Samantha Madar/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Gpg Bay Port Vs Fond Du Lac 042321 0003

The Badgers received a commitment from Chez Mellusi from Clemson on Tuesday night. With 3 years of eligibility remaining along with Jalen Berger only a sophomore, it could be hard for Allen to crack the rotation, especially early in his career.

In addition, the Badgers also have running backs with some college experience. Julius Davis, Brady Schipper, and Isaac Guerendo have all logged carries in games. Wisconsin also has 3 other running backs in the 2021 class in Jackson Acker, Loyal Crawford, and Antwan Roberts. I am a believer that Allen can contribute immediately on either side of the ball.

Redshirt Rules

A college football player can take a redshirt year if they play in less than 4 games in a season. If the Badgers are beating an opponent badly in the 4th quarter, they could experiment with Allen on the defensive side of the ball or offensive side of the ball.

After a stud career at linebacker, safety, and running back in high school, Braelon Allen can excel at either side of the ball in college. He has the skill, talent, and body to succeed in whatever position he plays.

Amazing Athlete

Have I mentioned he’s a great athlete? Let the videos do the talking.

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