Beaumont 'surprised' by early offer

Louisville Male High School prospect Doug Beaumont has made multiple unofficial visits with the Cardinal program this spring, but it was the one on Friday that resulted in a scholarship offer being extended...

Louisville Male High School's Doug Beaumont has watched the University of Louisville football team practice multiple times this spring, including junior day when he received a complete tour of the program's facilities.

Following his most recent visit to the Schnellenberger Football Complex, Cardinal head coach Bobby Petrino and assistant Greg Nord visited with Beaumont on the practice fields and extended a scholarship offer.

"It happened on Friday right after practice," said Beaumont, who also holds a scholarship offer from Kentucky. "I was surprised when they offered, but I'm glad that they did."

In addition to the scholarship offer, they also talked about the style of play, projected position and more.

"They were telling me how I would fit in with their system and what position that I would probably play," he explained. "Right now I think it would be a wide receiver."

As a junior at Male, Beaumont helped the Bulldogs to a 10-2 record by hauling in 54 catches for 881 yards and 7 touchdowns, while also rushing for 1,100 yards and 28 scores.

Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan and Kansas State are among the others expressing interest in the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Beaumont.

"I haven't really thought about it," replied Beaumont when asked about a decision timeline.

Finding free time to spend focusing on recruiting is difficult for the multi-sport athlete.

At a track meet on Saturday, Beaumont and his 4x100 partners posted the fastest time in the state this year with a mark of 43.8. In addition to his time on the track, Beaumont is also a standout on the hardwood, where he averaged 18 points a game as a junior and will have an active spring and summer playing AAU ball.

"I don't have any more visits planned right now because of track and playing AAU," said Beaumont.

Also on his busy schedule is the May 20 All-American Combine at Louisville.

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