May 22, 2011
Douglas impresses at Nike
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The impressive off-season continues for Avon (Ohio) cornerback Ross Douglas. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound class of 2013 prospect has taken advantage of every single opportunity to excel in camp settings this off-season and added another feather in his cap on Saturday by turning in an outstanding performance at the Ohio State NIKE Camp.
"I thought that was probably the best that I've looked at defensive back," said Douglas of his performance. "Honestly I was kind of upset that I didn't get MVP, I thought my performance was MVP worthy. All in all I came away pretty happy with what I did."
Even though most of the Douglas' competition was a year older, that didn't stop him from establishing himself as one of the top defenders at the camp. Turning in such a great performance should only boost the confidence of one of Ohio's top class of 2013 prospects.
"The talent level was very high," he said. "There were a lot of great players out there to compete against. I wanted to shut them down, that's all there is to it. I want to go against the best. That's the type of person that I am, I'm not going to settle for anything less than my best."
No stranger to the Ohio State campus, Douglas has been down to Columbus multiple times. Still, he says it was nice to get out there on the field and put in some work.
"The first time I was able to work out on the field was my freshman year at a camp," he said. "It was still nice to be out there though, it's a beautiful facility."
Douglas made numerous pass breakups in the one-on-one's and displayed outstanding footwork and technique all day long. With such a strong camp season already, Douglas is hoping to ride that momentum into the summer as he will be busy hitting as many team camps as possible.
"I'm definitely going to camps at Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina," he said. "I'm also going to the Ohio State two-day camp on June 23rd and 24th. The other camps we haven't figured out yet. Tennessee and North Carolina said there's a good chance they would offer after the camp."
When it comes to recruiting, Douglas is just taking everything in stride. With it being so early, there are no leaders at the moment as he continues to wait and see which schools enter the mix.
"I won't start narrowing things down at all until the offers start coming in," he said. "Right now I'm just looking at everybody that is interested in me."
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