Douglas Holds Six Offers

Durham Hillside running back Gary Douglas holds six scholarship offers and he has camped at three in-state schools. Is he still considering the Pirates?

Durham Hillside running back Gary Douglas holds six scholarship offers and he has camped at three in-state schools. Is he still considering the Pirates?

At 6-0 and 178 pounds Douglas runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and uses his blockers as well as just about anyone in the state. His combination of vision, work ethic and athleticism have earned him offers from schools all around the region.

"My two most recent offers were from Maryland and Marshall," said Douglas. "You could say I have some interest in those schools. I'll definitely check them out. The others that have offered are East Carolina, NC State, Cal and Tulsa. I'm pretty wide open at this point. I want to hear from anybody that's interested in me. I'm not going to make my decision anytime soon, at least I don't think so."

Douglas plans on camping at Virginia this weekend and Maryland the weekend after that. He has already participated in camps at East Carolina, NC State and North Carolina. He seemed to be impressed at all three places.

"I had fun at all three of those schools," he said. "They're all close to home and I think I did well all those times. There are things I like about all of them, but I don't want to say I have any favorites right now."

What did he think of ECU?

"It's a real nice school. I liked the campus and the area. The coaches there knew what they were talking about, and they all seem to be real down to earth guys. I felt like we would have a good relationship if I went there."

Douglas cites playing time as the top factor he will consider when choosing a school. He said he would either like to play as a true freshman or at least have a significant role in his second year in a program. If his junior year at Hillside was any indication, there's a very real possibility of that happening. Douglas had 145 carries for 1,889 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground. He also showed the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, snagging 10 balls for 200 yards.

Other than the camps at Virginia and Maryland over the next two weeks he does not have plans to unofficially visit any other schools this summer. Douglas plans on taking all five of his official visits before making his decision.


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