FDL’s Braelon Allen Signs Letter of Intent to Play for the Badgers

From the Fondy Cardinals to the Cardinal and White of the Wisconsin Badgers – that’s the transition Fond du Lac High School athlete Braelon Allen will be officially making after signing his national letter of intent to play football for the University of Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-2 Safety announced a verbal commitment to coach Paul Chryst and the Badgers over the summer, and will join the Badgers and enroll at UW-Madison in June after reclassifying to the class of 2021.

Allen’s 2019 season saw him record 48 tackles, six tackles for loss and four sacks to go along with three interceptions on defense, in addition to over 600 yards rushing and six touchdowns on offense for the Cardinals, who finished 9-1 on the year. Allen was also a unanimous first team All-Conference selection on defense last year. Allen will play for the cardinals Cardinals this spring, after the school opted to play in the WIAA’s “alternative” fall season.

Wisconsin’s recruiting class of 2021 features 21 players and is ranked 15th nationally by Rivals.com and 16th by 247sports.com. The Badgers’ class is ranked third in the Big Ten by both sites, behind only Ohio State and Michigan. Allen is one of six in-state players to sign with the Badgers in the class – which also includes All-State defensive back Hunter Wohler from Muskego and four-star lineman JP Benzschawel from Grafton.

Braelon Allen speaks at the Signing Day ceremony at Fond du Lac High School on Wednesday