Douglas moves quick, commits to Michigan
When Michigan first offered Avon, Ohio cornerback Ross Douglas, the four-star cornerback had already made a pledge to Penn State. Following Douglas' de-commitment from the Nittany Lions on Monday, Michigan re-offered the Rivals250 prospect and Douglas was ready to accept the opportunity this time around.
"I just felt like God spoke to me," Douglas said. "They offered me the first time. Then, I decommitted from Penn State and they offered me a second time. It felt that God had a plan for me going to Michigan because they offered me two times, so I felt that was where I need to be at."
Douglas called Michigan assistant coach Greg Mattison on Tuesday morning. It was during that first call when he learned the Wolverines were re-offering the scholarship they had initially offered in April. After consulting with his father, Douglas made a second call to the Michigan staff to issue his commitment.
"My dad, when I first told him I got offered by Michigan, he asked 'You about to take that?'" Douglas said. "We went out to eat for breakfast and talked about it, then I called Coach Mattison and talked to Coach [Brady] Hoke and told them I'm a Wolverine."
Michigan pursued Douglas despite their 2013 class nearly being full. He is the Wolverine's 23rd commitment in this cycle.
"Coach Hoke told me all the defensive staff raves about me," Douglas said. "They are bringing in four corners this class and they brought in four [defensive backs] last class, so they just want me to compete. They said there is a lot of opportunity at Michigan."
Douglas had taken a trip to Nebraska last Friday and planned trips to Notre Dame and Wisconsin this week, but now he will just take a trip to Ann Arbor this weekend.
"I'll be up there Saturday and Sunday, trying to meet my future teammates," Douglas said. "I know just [Mike] McCray and Dymonte [Thomas] right now, but I can't wait to meet [the rest]."
Douglas committed to Penn State in February, but decommitted following the NCAA levying heavy sanctions on the Nittany Lions' program Monday.