Beaumont impressed with new head coach

Scout.com four-star receiver Douglas Beaumont of Louisville Male enjoyed his visit with new head coach Steve Kragthorpe during his official visit this weekend.

Scout.com four-star receiver Doug Beaumont verbally committed to play for the University of Louisville following the Cardinals 31-7 over Miami in mid-September. A multi-sport standout, Beaumont found a break in his hectic schedule, which this week included playing in the L.I.T., and made his official visit with the Cardinal program over the weekend.

"It went pretty good," said Beaumont, who was hosted by former high school teammate Steve Garr. "We got to meet with the new coach and the staff. We went to the basketball game, went to the campus and saw the academic side of things, looked at the facilities and met some of the players."

The Louisville Male product told InsideTheVille.com last week that he was firm with his commitment to U of L and after meeting new Cardinal head coach Steve Kragthorpe, Beaumont says he's looking forward to playing for the offensive-minded coach.

"I think he's a great guy," said Beaumont. "He's a great coach and he's going to keep the great things that is going on."

Beaumont helped guide the Bulldogs to an 11-1 record as a senior, rushing for 1,169 yards and 24 touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound athlete collected All-State votes for his play on both sides of the field, but hopes to have a similar career as former U of L All-American and Seattle Seahawk receiver Deion Branch.

"I'm going to come in as a receiver," Beaumont told InsideTheVille.com on Sunday afternoon. "Deion Branch is kind of a role model for me. What he does inspires me and it shows that it's not always the players size that makes the difference."

Beaumont was honored as Kentucky's Mr. Football in 2006, as well as collecting the Paul Hornung, Roy Kidd and the state's Gatorade Player of the Year awards.

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