Chase Dumphord: Louisville dominated

Scout.com three-star prospect Chase Dumphord of Paris (Ky.) High School, who currently holds offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Auburn and Cincinnati, made an unofficial visit with U of L on Sunday to watch the Cardinals defend the Governor's Cup

Ranked among the top five in InsideTheVille.com's preseason Best of the Bluegrass, Paris High School's Chase Dumphord continues to draw heavy interest from a number of programs in the region. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman made the trip to the Derby City on Sunday to take in the Cardinals season-opener against Kentucky.

"I think Louisville dominated UK all night," said Dumphord on Monday about U of L's 59-28 victory. "Both of the lines played good. Their offensive line looked pretty sound. The defensive line played good too, but I thought the offensive line looked really good."

Prior to the game Dumphord spent time visiting with members of the coaching staff before walking down the U of L sideline to watch the Cardinals conduct pre-game drills.

"I talked to Coach Nord and Coach Petrino," he said. "I also talked to the offensive line coach, Coach Summers, because he's from down here."

Dumphord, who has no timeline set for making his college decision, continues to hold a number of impressive scholarship offers, with a few others potentially on the way.

"I have offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Cincinnati and Auburn," said the Scout.com three-star offensive line prospect. "I think Florida and Tennessee will be my next two offers."

A solid performer at the Scout.com All-American Combine held in Louisville this past May, Dumphord has helped his team start the 2006 season strong. This weekend his team will line up against a Class AAA squad and close rival for a game that Dumphord believes should be his team's third win of the year.

"We're 2-1 right now," said Dumphord, who plays both ways at Class A Paris High School. "I think I'm doing really good on the offensive side of the ball. We play Bourbon County this weekend. It's an in-city rival game. We should do pretty good - it's like a scout team practice for us."

Paris defeated Bourbon County 51-14 last year.


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