Booker T Washington ATH - Damian Alexander C/O 2021: Alexander was one of the DBs at the camp for sure. Was very impressive during individual instruction with Nicholls State DB coach Chris Thompson & for the one on one portion of the camp. He is coming off a very good sophomore campaign where he played receiver & corner. Be on the lookout for this rising junior this upcoming season.
South Lafourche OL - Jhy Orgeron C/O 2020: Orgeron is a very skilled offensive lineman & moves really well at 6-foot-4, 266 pounds. He won MVP for the best offensive lineman at the camp & is continuing to raise his stock going into his senior year. He currently holds one offer at the moment from Southeastern.
Higgins DB - Carline Davis C/O 2020: Davis didn’t win the MVP for best DB but he was clearly best one at the camp in my mind. Very fluent in drill work & showed really good hips to change direction throughout the camp. You can see that he is in for a big senior year. Davis currently holds offers from UTSA, McNeese State, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Southern, & Grambling.
Terrebonne WR - Chavez Brown C/O 2021: Brown put the Nicholls coaching staff on notice with his play at the camp for sure. His 6-foot-2 athletic frame gave majority of the DBs that lined up against him problems all day. Although, he still needs to improve as a route runner he showed that he can create separation. Brown showed that he has the tools to be a household name before it’s all said & done.
Edna Karr DE/LB - Josh Randall C/O 2020: Randall won damn near every rep in one on ones because he is really really good coming off the edge, it’s just that simple. It’s a reason why he finished his junior year with 26 sacks & he showed it at the camp. Randall holds one offer from Lamar.
West St. John LB - Kailep Edwards C/O 2022: Edwards was super impressive throughout every part of the camp. He was very instinctive, showed the ability to play in space well, & showed his competitiveness in every drill including one on ones. Expect this kid to be one of the top recruits not just in the state but in the country soon enough. Edwards holds offers from Mississippi State & Lamar
Terrebonne WR - Jaylin Lucas C/O 2022: Lucas was clocked at a 4.54 in the forty yard dash & was the best route runner at the camp hands down. He mastered every drill & Nicholls WRs coach Sean Murphy raved about Lucas’s play throughout the camp.
Opelousas Catholic WR - Keon Coleman C/O 2021: Coleman had a number of big time catches up top over a few defenders’ heads that left spectators in awe at the camp. Coleman is extremely raw & needs to polish up some facets of his game, but at 6-foot-3 with a 36 inch vertical he could end up being a stud by his senior year.
Amite LB/DE - James McGowan C/O 2020: This kid showed that he is a heck of an athlete at the camp. He showed his versatility by being able to pass rush & cover a TE or RB in one on ones. McGowan holds an offer from Southern.
Ellender WR - Tamaj Vergin C/O 2023: Vergin continued his camp tour this summer with another impressive performance in front of the Nicholls staff. He won majority of his one on one reps with a few highlight acrobatic catches. Vergin was by far one of if not the best soon to be freshman at the camp.
Central Lafourche QB - Ashtrein Duncan C/O 2020: Duncan was awarded MVP of the camp for the best quarterback & with good reason. The soon to be senior showed that he has elite arm strength to go with some good touch. After his performance at the camp he looks like he could be the best pure quarterback in the Tri-Parish this upcoming season.
Thibodaux LB/Safety - Rolaun Richard C/O 2021: Richard was one of the most intriguing prospects at the camp because of his athleticism & physical attributes. After playing linebacker his first two years, Richard is transitioning to safety. He still is a ways away, but the Nicholls staff liked what they seen from him throughout the camp.
The Terrebonne High School prospect (Houma, LA) announced via twitter that he has committed to Florida State University. The Seminoles land one of the most dynamic prospects in the state with Douglas being ranked eighth overall (according to 247 Sports) in Louisiana.
The Houma native currently holds 29 offers from some top tier programs like LSU, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Penn St, & a host of others. This makes the 15th prospect to commit to the Seminoles for the 2020 class, which has them with the 16th ranked recruiting class in the country. And I’m sure after Douglas’s commitment they will move up a few slots. “I’ve been a Florida State fan since I was a kid,” Douglas said. “I love the offense that offensive coordinator Kendal Briles run going all the way back to when he was at Baylor, Florida Atlantic, & Houston. His offense fits what I do a lot & that was a big factor to me. There were other schools that I liked a lot, but at the end of the day I knew those weren’t the best fit for me. It also feels good knowing that my family will only have to drive five & a half hours to come see me play.”
The 5-foot-9, 185-pound Douglas is one of the best route runners in this 2020 class & not just in the state, but in the nation. His 4.48 forty laser time to go with his 37 inch vertical are only a few things that makes this kid special. He will play primarily at receiver & as a return specialist when he gets to Tallahassee. “I’m excited about the the plan that coach Taggart, coach Briles, & coach Dugans laid out for me,” Douglas said. “They showed me when I was up there how they plan to use me in their offense & that made me comfortable knowing what my role was going to be. I love the relationship I’ve built with the coaching staff & also the players as well.”
The four-star prospect emphasized how he wanted to be committed before the start of the season & he stuck to that plan. “I didn’t want to go into my senior year not committed because spots get filled up quick at a lot of these schools,” Douglas said. “When me & my parents went to Florida State in the spring, they showed me how bad they wanted me there. I’ve visited a lot of big time programs around the country & I just felt most at home when I went to Tallahassee.”
Douglas accounted for over 2,500 yards to go with 29 total touchdowns running & throwing at quarterback last season. It’s unfortunate that we only get to see him compete at receiver in a camp setting because it is something to behold to say the least. Many feel that if Douglas played receiver for his high school team he would be ranked even higher in the country. “I don’t let all the rankings & stuff bother me,” Douglas said. “That’s why I went to so many camps so schools can see how good of a receiver I am. My main focus was to go to a good program that best fits me & that could develop me to get to the league. All those rankings won’t matter once I set foot on a college campus.”
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