Markus Allen Pulls Verbal at Minnesota, Re-Commits to Wisconsin

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Wide receiver, Markus Allen, left the University of Wisconsin football program and entered the transfer portal midseason, when Paul Chryst was fired as head coach. Last week, Allen committed to the Minnesota Gophers, who were desperate for an immediate boost in talent at the outside skill position.

That’s exactly what Markus would have brought to the table. But on Wednesday, he de-commited from Minnesota and announced his transfer portal recruitment as open. Then on Thursday, he re-committed to Wisconsin.

Markus Allen chose offense

Markus Allen’s midseason departure from Madison must’ve been greatly related to interim coach, Jim Leonard. Many thought Leonard would get the full time job this offseason but that’s not how it went.

Instead, the Badger athletic department had their sights set on Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell, who was announced as the new head coach at Wisconsin on November 28. A week later (yesterday), Fickell hired North Carolina offensive coordinator, Phil Longo, for the same position.

With Fickell and Longo in charge of the Badgers offense, it should look 300% more explosive than the power-run, control the clock, type football we’ve become accustomed to in the Big Ten West. And that, I’d imagine, is exactly why Markus Allen is heading back East to Madison.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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