Avon, Ohio four-star cornerback Ross Douglas stayed close to home this past weekend and did not get out to visit any college campuses, but college coaches have been tracking him down in recent days to deliver their scholarship offers.
Among the most recent to offer Douglas are Kentucky, Penn State, Indiana, Purdue and Maryland.
"[Monday] I got offered by Maryland," Douglas reported. "I didn't know too much about them. They had just been in contact with my coach and messaged me on Facebook, told me to call him. I gave him a call and when we talked he offered me a scholarship."
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Douglas' conversation took place with Maryland defensive line coach, Greg Gattuso, who recruits Ohio for the Terrapins.
"He just told me he just wants me to come down there so I can see what they have to offer," Douglas said. "I have a lot of family in the PG (Prince George's) County and DC area, so I would be close to a lot of my family and he was talking a lot about that."
The recent string of offers has brought Douglas, ranked as the nation's No. 242 prospect nationally, to a total of 14, but has not sped up his recruitment yet.
"I guess I am just rolling with the process a little bit," Douglas said. "But if a school separates themselves that much from any other school I have an offer from, that's where I'll go.
"My timeframe hasn't really changed, but it could. I would like to get my decision over with soon, but soon could be before Sept. 1 or it could be soon. It just depends how things are going."
The other schools on Douglas' offer list are Boston College, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisville, Minnesota, Northwestern, Syracuse, Tennessee and Toledo.
"I think everyone is pretty much tied right now," Douglas said. "I like everybody right now because I haven't looked into it that much yet. I'll start to do that soon."
The 5-10, 180-pound Douglas does not have any college trips scheduled in the immediate future, but plans to sit down with his family in the coming weeks and plan out which schools he will visit this spring.