(WEHT) – Gibson Southern’s quarterback Brady Allen has impressed scouts and fans with his arm. Now, his biggest obstacle isn’t completing passes to his Titan receivers, it’s staying in shape in the off season. Allen says it’s new to him especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I can’t train normally and you are just trying to find new and different ways to get better.”
COVID-19 closed down local gyms, enforced social distancing guidelines, and forced Allen to be creative with his workouts. The Titans gunslinger, said he made sure to be safe.
“Before we went to go throw, Mom and Dad were like, take some GermX with you, everybody you throw with, make sure their hands are clean and just trying to be cautious.”
Allen arguably enters a pivotal junior season. He’s received offers from schools such as Wisconsin, Virginia Tech & Indiana. This summer could be a turning point for the 16 year old, Brady Allen explains.
“It’s definitely put a lot of things on hold, with taking spring visits and coaches coming in to watch me throw.”
The Gibson Southern gunslinger has not narrowed down his top 5 college programs but the Titans QB believes one day, he will be playing on the game’s biggest stage.
“Try to find the best fit for me in a school that can get me to the next level. Guys from around here like Bob Griese and Jay Cutler, and guys like that that played in the NFL. So I look forward to being one of those guys from Southern Indiana to play in the NFL.”
(This story was originally published on April 23, 2020)