All of that and, oh yeah, the pouring rain may have let to some early game jitters for Douglas that unfortunately resulted in two fumbles. Normally an issue that would drive coaches crazy and send a player packing for the bench, Douglas was able to get the ball back in his hands and redeem himself in the 41-7 win.
"I know I started off a little shaky fumbling the ball but I believe in my abilities and my teammates picked me up," Douglas told GoBlueWolverine afterwards. "I just ended up making those two or three big plays to redeem myself."
"It was a great team victory," added Douglas.
While Douglas used the big plays on offense, and even special teams on a long punt return, his future in college is at the cornerback position. Douglas admits there's plenty of work to do with his development at the position but trusts the Michigan coaching staff to help him put it all together.
"I think I'm a complete corner," said Douglas. "Obviously I'm not where I should be as a corner yet because I really haven't played the position yet. But I think with work and everything the sky is the limit for me as a corner. I trust in Coach Mallory to get me where I need to be."
Ann Arbor wasn't always where Douglas thought he would be throughout his recruiting process. Originally committing to Penn State, Douglas and his family had some thinking to do and a major decision to make in light of the horrendous situation unfolding for the Nittany Lions.
"Just with everything that's happened there, me and my family decided it wasn't the best situation for me personally and so we just decided to make a switch," said Douglas.
The switch from Penn State to Michigan happened quicker than a Usain Bolt 40 time, with the Wolverine coaching staff assuring Douglas of his standing with them, offering—and the relieved corner leaving no doubt where he wanted to be.
"Coach Mattison called my dad and told him to stay tuned because he might have some big news for me the next day," said Douglas. "Then I was in a barber shop getting a hair cut, I was in a barber's chair and he called me and offered me a scholarship. I was just amazed, like wow."
"When Michigan offered me again I was just like, I got to take that one," added Douglas.
With Douglas in the fold in the 2013 class welcomed one more member to a close-knit group and the Ohio native is assimilating himself well as a future Wolverine.
"I'm getting closer with them," said Douglas. "Me being the newest commit, I'm getting a lot closer with them and I'm starting to get a lot more comfortable with the team."
Douglas will have the opportunity to enhance his bond with a few other Michigan commitments at the Semper Fidelis Bowl in January, as he, Kyle Bosch, Taco Charlton and Wyatt Shallman will all be out in Los Angeles competing. With Douglas plans to enroll early at Michigan in January, there won't be much time in between.
"The Semper Fidelis Bowl game is January 4th and I think I enroll at Michigan on the 7th and I start classes on the 9th," said Douglas. "I'm straight from LA to Michigan."
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