Wisconsin Football has lost a wide receiver to the transfer portal. Markus Allen announced on Friday via Twitter that he would enter the transfer portal with three years of eligibility.
Wisconsin Football wide receiver Markus Allen enters the transfer portal
Allen has been familiar with the portal throughout his college football career. After initially signing with the Badgers as a 4-star recruit in the class of 2021, Allen played two seasons with the Badgers before entering the transfer portal following the firing of Paul Chyrst during the 2022 season.
Allen then went through the portal process and announced a commitment to the Badgers’ rival, Minnesota. After Wisconsin announced they had hired Luke Fickell, Allen removed his name from the portal and decided to return to Wisconsin instead. Allen is back in the portal and is likely officially done in Madison.
The transfer portal has gained much traction in recent years now that most transfers have been granted immediate eligibility at their new programs. Before recent changes, most transfers were required to sit out a season at their new programs unless unique circumstances caused the player to transfer.
Allen transferring is a surprise considering how close the college football season is to starting and that he already had an opportunity to go elsewhere and returned anyway. However, given the current circumstances in Madison, it’s understandable.
When the school hired Fickell in November, he instantly hit the recruiting trail and brought in a flurry of receivers, whether from the transfer portal or high school. With a significantly more talented receiver group than the program had under Chryst, only so many can play.
Allen now has the chance to go to a program and make a name for himself. Allen has the physical traits to be a great receiver wherever he finds himself. Unfortunately, that place does not appear to be Madison.
Stay tuned for updates on Wisconsin Football and Wisconsin Athletics throughout the summer.