Music And Mayhem

Mid-term junior college graduates can sign beginning Wednesday and Arkansas is hoping that Arizona Western College offensive lineman and musician Aaron Douglas (6-6, 280), who had an "awesome" visit to Fayetteville last weekend, will choose the Razorbacks over Alabama, USC and Oregon.

Aaron Douglas has two main passions in his life – playing football and writing and recording music.

The former Tennessee freshman All-American and current Arizona Western College offensive lineman is on the verge of deciding where he will do both for the next couple of years.

Douglas (6-6, 285) could decide as early as Wednesday – when junior college mid-term graduates can begin signing - where that will be or he could squeeze in one more visit to Oregon this weekend.

"I'm pretty sure where I want to go and I'm just going to sleep on it," Douglas said Monday night while taking a break from laying down some tracks in a friend's recording studio in Knoxville.

Douglas, a former Maryville (TN) High School star, who left Tennessee after the coaching change, has taken official visits to Alabama, USC and Arkansas, where he was this weekend and went away impressed.

"Oh, man it was awesome," Douglas said. "I loved everything about it from the coaches to the players to the facilities. It was just a phenomenal place and hanging out with Ryan was a just a great experience."

Ryan would be Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, who was Douglas' host over the weekend.

"I can't say enough about what a great guy Ryan is," Douglas said. "He let me know everything I needed to know about Arkansas and was a great host. He's such a cool guy and showed me a great time. I can see why he and the other players are so in love with everything going on at Arkansas. It's a great place."

The Arkansas fans also overwhelmed him.

"There are great things about each school, but Arkansas fans are so supportive of their program and their players that it just blows you away. It's all that think about. I just think playing in front of those fans every week is something that would be just unreal."

The Razorbacks are losing a trio of starting offensive linemen and the opportunity to play right away is enticing to Douglas.

"That's definitely a huge factor when you are coming from a junior college," Douglas said. "I know if I come in and work hard it is right there for me and the chance to get in there and go through spring practice is big."

Douglas has been dabbling in music for almost a decade now with his current love rap music, which kind of fits with the mayhem he likes to create on the field.

"I first started writing poetry in the fifth grade and it just went from there," Douglas said. "I moved on to writing songs and I have been recording them. I have a friend who owns his own recording that cost like $50,000 so it's all very professional."

No matter where Douglas ends up going to college next semester, he will keep up his music pursuits.

"There's school, football and music for me," Douglas said. "I just want to keep getting in done in all three of those."

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