Brady Allen, a Purdue quarterback who entered the transfer portal in December, then backed out in January, is reportedly back in, according to Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports.

Allen was the second-highest rated quarterback prospect in Purdue history by 247Sports, behind Kyle Orton. A high school legend, Allen’s 4,253 passing yards his senior season was the third-most in Indiana high school history.

Allen was the No. 5 player out of Indiana in 2022 out of Fort Branch, Indiana, and the highest-rated piece of Jeff Brohm’s 2022 recruiting class. Allen, the 2021 Indiana Mr. Football, was alongside Texas transfer QB Hudson Card entering spring, but the Boilermakers also have redshirt freshman Hayden Timosciek and redshirt junior Christian Gelov.

Allen redshirted last season, is 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds, and went 1-for-3 for 8 yards in a 56-0 win over Indiana State. He was expected to compete for the backup QB job during spring practice.

It’s an unusual move even in the transfer portal era after he decided to return to the program under new head coach Ryan Walters.