Lawton, Okla., three-star athlete Cornelius Douglas was hoping to relax a little bit by the pool this week after his morning workouts. But with the scoring temperatures in Lawton, he's not been able to do any of that.
"It's too hot to even go swimming," Douglas, who is 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, said with a chuckle. "You know it's hot when it's too hot to go swimming."
Douglas has been working up quite a sweat this summer between workouts for his upcoming senior season. He's also playing club soccer as a forward and a midfielder, and he said several programs are also looking at him in that sport, too.
"I like both soccer and football the same," he said. "I'm a scorer. I'm able to out run everybody with my speed. I'm playing in a summer league down here, and it's going great."
He also camped earlier this summer at Oklahoma State. He said the trip to Stillwater went well, but he's still not picked up a scholarship offer from the Cowboys.
"I did well in the drills, and I worked on my feet," he said. "They said they're still going to evaluate me before they're ready to offer."
Douglas, an all-area pick in 2006, said things are also going well on the recruiting front. He has offers from Iowa State, Kansas State, Tulsa, New Mexico, SMU and Colorado State. When it asked to identify the coach he's built the best relationship with so far, he mentioned Iowa State assistant Shawn Raney.
"He's just a real cool guy," Douglas said. "I also like Eric Roark down at SMU. I'm going down for their camp on Saturday. They want me to come play quarterback. I would be pretty interested in that for sure."
Douglas at this point doesn't seem like he's in a rush to make a decision. Besides, he still has to catch up for that missed time by the pool.