January 8, 2007

What's the latest on Paris' Dumphord?

While most of the state's top-rated football prospects for 2007 have already made their college decisions, Paris standout Chase Dumphord remains a notable exception.

Dumphord (6-4, 313, 5.35) says he's in no hurry to make a commitment, and the coaching shakeup at Louisville may delay his decision even longer.

"I'm still open right now," he said. "I had a real good visit to Michigan State, but I haven't taken any more visits. I still have Kentucky, Louisville and Auburn on my list.

"I'm waiting to see what Louisville is going to do with their coaching position. I was kind of disappointed to hear about coach (Bob) Petrino leaving, but it sounds like the guy from Tulsa (Steve Kragthorpe) is going to be the new coach. I hear good things about him, but who knows? I don't know if I'll keep hearing from them or not."

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