A trip into
Douglass's Jonesboro (Ga.) home quickly reveals his family's college rooting
"Nothing but Florida," he said with a laugh. "You should
see my room. That's all it is -- Florida Gators."
With a mother who attended Florida and a father who
lived in the Gainesville area, it's not too surprising to find the blue and
orange atop his list of perspective colleges.
"They've always been my favorite team, but I'm trying to
keep things pretty open," he said. "My parents want me to keep an open mind and
see what all the schools who are talking to me have to offer. I think it will
come down to whoever takes the most time and shows me the most interest in
having me as part of their program."
Douglass hasn't received his first official scholarship
offer, but has garnered heavy interest from Florida, Georgia, Clemson, Alabama,
Aurbun, Ohio State, Maryland and East Carolina.
"I just got back from camp at Clemson," he said. "I had
a great time and did really well. I ran my fastest 40 I've ever had -- a 4.37."
That kind of blazing speed has made Douglass, a 6-foot,
160-pound receiver, one of the Peach State's rising prospects. As a junior at
Jonesboro, he caught 20 passes for 469 yards and six touchdowns in a
run-oriented attack. This season, Jonesboro is going to a more spread offense,
and Douglass is licking his chops.
"We've got so many skilled athletes, it's going to be
hard for people to defend us," he said. "I'm shooting for at least 1,000 yards
and 15 touchdowns. I'm really excited about my senior year."
Douglass described his style of play as a mixture of
possession receiver and deep threat.
"My main strength is running perfect routes," he said.
"But I've also got that 4.4 speed, so I can get deep on most people. A lot of
guys are either one or the other, so that's a big advantage for me."
In addition to his football skills, he's also strong in
the classroom, maintaining a 3.3 GPA. He took the SAT on June 1 and is awaiting
his score. "I want to go into criminal justice and be a lawyer," he said.
Douglass plans to camp at Auburn, Georgia and Ohio State later this summer.