July 2, 2011

Douglas grabbing offers

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Ohio's class of 2013 could be The Year of the Defensive Back, already a handful of rising junior DB's have landed some big offers. One player who falls into that group is Avon product Ross Douglas. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound corner has been dominant on the camp circuit over the spring and summer and recently grabbed his first two offers from Minnesota and Tennessee respectively. The speedy corner is the number seven ranked player in the BuckeyeGrove.com class of 2013 Ohio rankings.

"I felt really humbled and really excited by the offers," said Douglas.

Douglas' first offer came from Tennessee on the heels of an outstanding camp performance. Douglas says Tennessee is a school that he is seriously considering at this early stage in the process.

"Tennessee is a great program," Douglas said. "They have a great tradition. Their staff is in their second year on the job and they have definitely been getting it done up there."

While Douglas had anticipated that a Tennessee offer may be coming, the offer by Minnesota caught him off guard.

"I didn't camp up at Minnesota but one of their assistant coaches used to go to college with my head coach," he explained. "I don't really know too much about them. All I really know is that they are a Big Ten school and I was born in Minnesota so that's pretty interesting. I was born in the University of Minnesota hospital."

In addition to his two offers, Douglas is being recruited by some other top programs from around the nation.

"Kentucky, Ohio State, North Carolina, those are the big ones right now," he said. "It's so early in the process that I can't really break down which schools are my favorites but I like all of the schools so far that have been recruiting me."

Douglas wrapped up his summer camp schedule last weekend at Ohio State. Unfortunately, Douglas' back tightened up on him early in the afternoon of the first day of camp not before he ripped off an impressive 4.43-second 40-yard dash. Douglas was disappointed he wasn't able to compete both days but says he isn't letting it bother him.

"I think I did real good in the morning," he said. "I felt good about what I did out there. I don't really let any doubt come into my mind (in regards to the injury) because I'm only a sophomore still and I've got my whole junior and senior seasons ahead of me."


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