Douglas, a 5-foot-11 speedster, gives Bobby Petrino's offense yet another swift and elusive wide receiver. He's been impressive the first two days of spring drills and he's looking forward to making his mark this spring.
"It's going real good," Douglas said. "I like the intensity and I've been waiting along time to get out here."
With guys like Montrell Jones, Joshua Tinch, Broderick Clark, and J.R. Russell established at receiver, competition is fierce to break into the regular rotation. Douglas says the guys that get the job done on the field this spring will be the ones rewarded with playing opportunity next fall.
"There's alot of guys that can play," Douglas explained about the AFROS corp. "Whoever can make plays and do what they have to do and are disciplined are going to be the ones that play."
Douglas gives the receiving corp a little different flavor with his speed and elusiveness and should provide balance to the corp's more physical receivers like Jones, Russell and Tinch.
"My strength's are speed and my running ability after I catch the ball," Douglass said.
Douglas, who returned both kickoffs and punts in high school, is battling this spring for both jobs. At punt returner, Douglas is vying with Montrell Jones, William Gay, and Robert Haskins, while returning starter Broderick Clark, Antoine Harris, Jones and Todd Brigman are also competing to return kicks.
"There's a lot of competition for those spots," Douglas said. "All of us have the same capabilities but there are little slight things that are different about all of us."
A player who believes in hard work, Douglas has some big goals in mind for himself before his playing days conclude.
"My goals are to get better everyday and become the best receiver that ever came through the University of Louisville," Douglas said. "I don't get tired and I'm going to work hard every day."