Doug Beaumont gets his stars

Despite spending most of the evaluation period this spring on the track or playing in AAU basketball events, Louisville Male High School's Doug Beaumont has been ranked among the top receivers in the nation by has reaction from Beaumont on his lofty ranking, as well as an update on where he'll be this Saturday.

While he spent the majority of the evaluation period during the spring away from football, Louisville Male High School's Doug Beaumont has drawn the praise from coaches and scouts for his on the field performance the past few seasons to warrant a high preseason ranking by

Rated as the nation's No. 27 receiver by, Beaumont was the first athlete in the Bluegrass State to make the June ratings and has been classified as a four-star prospect by the country's most respected recruiting network.

"Wow, it's a great honor," Beaumont said when informed of the preseason rating. "I'm proud of that and I'm glad that God gave me the ability to play."

After missing the All-American combine to participate in the state AAU basketball tournament and his school's Twilight 7-on-7 passing tourament on Friday night for the state track meet, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound All-State performer rejoined his team this past Saturday. However, a minor injury sent him to the sidelines early in the event and limited his time on the field.

"I played some at the 7-on-7 on Saturday morning, but I got hurt and didn't play in the last couple games," he explained. "I hit my head and then felt some stinging. It was a mild concussion, but I'm okay and I'll be at U of L's 7-on-7 this Saturday."

While rated highly by, his absence from the combines and first weekend of the camp season, has limited Beaumont's exposure to college coaches outside of state borders, with Louisville and Kentucky remaining as has only current scholarship offers.

"I was worried that not being able to go to the combines would hurt me," he said. "I just know that I'll have to have a good senior year and keep sending out video."

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.

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