Douglas talks about decision

The surprise was not that David Douglas committed to Arizona, but that it took so long. Douglas had an offer in the spring, loved what he saw when he visited and actually cancelled trips to other schools before he finally called the Wildcat coaches to commit.

"Arizona was always at the top of my list," the 6-1 receiver said.

Douglas attended the Elite Camp last month and got the chance to really meet the staff, see the campus and get a good feel for the Wildcat community.

"I loved the campus," Douglas said. "The coaches are great. I love everything about it. I felt really comfortable there."

A tall, possession receiver, Douglas can make plays. He had 13 touchdowns a year ago and almost 1,300 yards.

"My strengths are my route running and my hands," Douglas said. "I spend a lot of time running routes and I catch the ball well."

Arizona was his first big offer, but Douglas was hearing from a number of other schools. He had firm offers from Air Force and Army but was hearing from a lot of teams and had been invited to a host of team camps.

"I could have kept looking at schools, but I decided it was time to commit," he said. "Arizona was the place I wanted to be."

Although there are plenty of players from Texas on the Wildcat roster, Douglas does not know any of the current Wildcats. That was not a factor at all, as he had no problems feeling like a part of the program on his visit.

His high school runs the spread and he feels like he will fit in very well in the offense. Mark Stoops and Sonny Dykes were responsible for recruiting him but it was the whole package that attracted him.

"I liked everything about it," Douglas said. "They have an offense that will pass a lot and the program is getting better. I took my visit and knew it was a place I could succeed."

He had considered committing since he left Tucson, but on Monday he was sure and made the call.

"Everyone here is real excited," Douglas said. "I am happy to be a Wildcat."


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