Douglas took an unofficial visit to Florida State over the weekend to see what the Seminole program had to offer.
The #2 ranked receiver & the #6 overall player in Louisiana according to 247 sports has been on unofficial visits to Texas A&M, Auburn & Alabama over the last month. But Douglas emphasized how impressed he was with Florida State & their coaching staff during his visit this past weekend. “I really enjoyed my experience at Florida State & how much love I got from everybody there,” Douglas said. “Coach Dugans had been telling me how much the coaching staff wanted to get me on campus, so I can see how bad they want me. As soon as I stepped on campus right away I felt the excitement from everybody.”
Florida State's new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles could be a key component in the Seminoles landing Douglas, because of his offensive scheme. “I really like the type of offense Coach Briles run & I could see myself doing good under him,” Douglas said. “I've been following him, since he was at Baylor & Houston. We kind of already had a relationship, because of when he offered me last summer at the Houston camp. He showed me exactly how they plan on using me if I were to come & that was big to me. I think Coach Taggart & Coach Briles are going to do well together & get Florida State back to how they use to be.”
With so many programs in the mix to get Douglas, it’s evident that Florida State left a big impression on him that could make things interesting leading up to his commitment date. Even though the 4-star prospect elected to visit Florida State for their spring game instead of LSU, which was on the same day, he still remains high on the Tigers. “I’ve been to LSU a bunch of times,” Douglas said. “I wanted to experience the atmosphere at Florida State for the first time to see if it could be a place I see myself playing. I really like LSU, but I’m just trying to weigh all my options right now. I talk to Coach McMahon & Coach O almost every week, so they know how I feel about their program.
Louisville & Penn St offered Douglas on last week putting him at 28 total offers. Louisville is making a strong push to get Douglas on campus & they plan to visit him the first week of spring practices in May. “Me & my family are trying to really check out everybody at this point,” Douglas said. “Just trying to find a program that’s the best fit for me & my skill set. I’m looking at how much each school throw the ball, seeing if they use small shifty receivers like me, & how much experience my position coach has with getting receivers to the NFL.”
Douglas still plans to be an early enrollee, so he can have an opportunity to play a lot as a true freshman. His commitment date is not set, but the talented Terrebonne prospect hopes to be committed by the start of the season. “My family and I will take some more visits this spring & summer so we can start figuring out the best fit for me,” Douglas said. “Virginia, Miami, Louisville, Mississippi St, & Florida are the schools me and my family want to visit soon. I want to be committed by the start of my senior year, but I’m not sure if it will play out like that so we’ll see.”
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