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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