Gophers wide receiver Allen plans to transfer

John Hageman

Minnesota sophomore wide receiver Bryant Allen plans to transfer from Minnesota, according to his Facebook status. 

“Well [people] if you haven’t heard…I will be transferring to another [school and] I will not be returning to the U of M,” Allen posted on his Facebook early Friday morning. “I will be watching and staying in touch but I feel this move is only right [for] me.”

“I’m still and always will be u guys #1 fan!,” Allen said in a subsequent post. “I have the [utmost] respect I would like to thank all the coaches for the great experience and For those who question my ability just stay tune and you all will see, but goodluck and Go Gophers..go make history yall!!! Much love may peace be with you.”

Allen’s high school coach Brandon Gregory said Allen wants to move closer to home in suburban St. Louis in order to be with his son, but it’s unclear where he plans on transferring to, according to the Pioneer Press. 

A team spokesman wasn’t able to comment because he wasn’t fully aware of the situation.

Unlike Troy Stoudermire’s abrupt and brief departure from the team via Facebook in September, Allen doesn’t appear to be leaving the team with any hard feelings. But with Marqueis Gray taking over at quarterback for the departing Adam Weber next season, the move leaves the Gophers thin at wide receiver. Allen had 16 catches for 202 yards and a touchdown last season, and was the Gophers’ leading punt returner with four returns for 49 yards.

Allen also walked on to the basketball team last season, where he scored seven points in nine games.