WSU’s Jeremiah Allison heads to Italy to play pro football with the Milano Rhinos

Jeremiah Allison will play for Chris Ault, the father of the pistol offense, in Italy this spring

When former Washington State linebacker Jeremiah Allison turned down a scholarship offer from Chris Ault at Nevada coming out of high school, he never imagined that he would end up playing for Ault anyway.

Especially not in Italy.

But that’s exactly how Allison is going to spend the spring.

In January, Allison signed a pro contract with Ault’s new team, the reigning Italian Bowl champion Milano Rhinos, and the linebacker will leave the U.S. to join his new team on March 6.

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WSU linebackers coach Ken Wilson — a former Nevada assistant — helped to facilitate the connection when he told Allison that Ault was interested in his services.

The Rhinos’ president then reached out to Allison to ask if he’d like to play in Milan before he goes to law school in the fall.

After some consideration and a chat with his mentor, Sen. Michael Baumgartner – who encouraged Allison to go explore Europe – the linebacker signed with the Rhinos.

Now, he’s one of three American players who will be on Ault’s Milan squad. Former Eastern Kentucky quarterback T.J. Pryor will return after helping the Rhinos to an undefeated season last year, and former Nevada linebacker Jonathan McNeal will also play an integral role.

Allison said both American…

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