Louisville football: Purdue transfer QB Brady Allen nabs one of the open QB scholarships

Purdue quarterback Brady Allen (18) during a practice, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Mollenkopf Athletic Center in West Lafayette.Pfoot Practice Feb 28 2022
Purdue quarterback Brady Allen (18) during a practice, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Mollenkopf Athletic Center in West Lafayette.Pfoot Practice Feb 28 2022 /

Once Jeff Brohm announced his return back home to Louisville, a few of his Purdue commits flipped their decision to join him at Louisville. The ones that particularly come to mind are St. Xavier High School product Micah Carter and Henderson, KY native Saadiq Clements. Another reunion between Jeff Brohm and a former player came in the form of California transfer Jack Plummer, who played for the Boilermakers from 2018-2021.

He transferred to California for the 2022-2023 season and maintained impressive statistics despite a below-average offensive line.

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The 6-foot-5 Plummer is presumed to be the Day 1 starter with Brock Domann as QB2. But, Jeff Brohm is known to go with the player that gives his team the best chance to win, and if that’s Pierce Clarkson or even Brady Allen now, it would make sense for him to switch up the depth chart.

Brohm’s dedication to winning exposed itself in the last few seasons at Purdue. Their former starting quarterback Aidan O’Connell came to Purdue as a walk-on, worked his way into a weekly starter, and even got selected in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Las Vegas Raiders.

So, based on that, with Jeff Brohm, anything is possible. Arguably the biggest piece of the 2023 recruiting cycle was four-star dual-threat quarterback Pierce Clarkson out of St. John Bosco High School. He has bought into the city and culture of Louisville unlike many other recruits because he started his own company entitled FlyVille, check out his products here.

Once the spring transfer portal window opened, scholarship quarterback Khalib Johnson announced he was transferring along with walk-on quarterback Nathan McElroy, leaving just Pierce Clarkson, Jack Plummer, Evan Conley, and Brock Domann as the remaining scholarship quarterbacks. Walk-ons Travis Egan, Sam Young, and Sam Vaulton also remain on the roster.

Now, Jeff Brohm has added another quarterback to the mix, a former four-star recruit and Purdue commit Brady Allen. Brady Allen is also 6-foot-5, like Plummer, and is more of a pro-style quarterback. Coming out of high school., Allen was the No. 175 overall player nationwide and the No. 5 overall quarterback in the state of Indiana for the Class of 2022.

The plan seemed to be Jack Plummer gets the starting nod for his final collegiate season and then the era of Pierce Clarkson begins at Louisville next season. But, now the addition of Brady Allen could throw a wrench in that plan, or it could not. What we do know for a fact is that the quarterback room for Louisville is looking very impressive for years to come. Not to mention the commitment of Deuce Adams, a Top-50 quarterback in the Class of 2024.