A key factor in the University of Louisville's success during Bobby Petrino's tenure as the…
Doug Beaumont makes his decision
Louisville's 31-7 commanding win over the visiting Miami Hurricanes on Saturday not only helped solidy the Cardinals place among the nation's elite football program, but it also impressed dozens of high school prospects that were on hand for visits. Making his second unofficial visit of the young season, Louisville Male's Douglas Beaumont said that the Cardinals performance against the 'Canes was enough for him to end his recruiting process. "I really liked the visit and I ended up committing last night," Beaumont told InsideTheVille.com on Sunday afternoon. "The way they played against Miami really influenced me that (Louisville) is where I want to play." Beaumont tops InsideTheVille.com's preseason 'Best of the Bluegrass' rankings and has performed like a top-rated player through his team's first four games of the season. He has rushed for 392 yards and 9 touchdowns and is averaging 10.5 yards per carry for the 4-0 Bulldogs, who will travel to Owensboro this weekend. Another factor in the All-State performer choosing to stay home to play his college ball was that his family and friends will have the opportunity to see him play on a regular basis. "It's close to home and my family will be able to watch me play," he said. "That was pretty important." Following the game Beaumont found U of L assitant coach Greg Nord to tell him of his decision. "I told Coach Nord first and he was real excited," explained Beaumont. "He took me in to talk to Coach Petrino and he seemed pretty happy." With his college decision now behind him, Beaumont said that he's looking forward to helping Male reach it's goal of winning the state 4A title this winter. "It's a big relief," he said. "Now I can concentrate on my season and helping my team win a state championship." As a junior he rushed for over 1,100 yards and 28 touchdowns. Also had 54 receptions for 881 yards and 7 touchdowns. Named 1st Team All-State by the Louisville Courier-Journal. Received AP All-State votes for his play at running back, receiver and cornerback.
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