Legacy ATH enjoys Minnesota camp

Omar Douglas finished his career with 130 catches, 1,681 yards and 14 touchdowns and set a school and Big Ten record with five touchdown receptions against Purdue on Oct. 9, 1993, so expectations are very high for his son Demetrius who camped at Minnesota on Sunday.

"I've heard from a couple of schools such as Stanford, Utah State, Dartmouth and Minnesota," Demetrius Douglas said. "Things are still really early, so it's cool to just be even recruited by these schools."

Douglas camped at his father's almamater this past weekend.

"It was good and I really enjoyed it there," Douglas explained to GopherDigest.com. "There was a lot of good competition there. I worked at both wide receiver and cornerback and tried to keep it balanced between the two. I went every other when we did 1 on 1's. I enjoyed working with Coach Sawvel as during camp he had little comments telling me that I did well in a drill or that he liked my technique. I also enjoyed working with Coach Anderson as I went to one of Minnesota's camps last year and he remembered me, so I was able to work well with him. We talked a little after camp and he said he was impressed with what he saw and was glad I flew back to Minnesota to participate."

A Minnesota offer would mean a chance to come home for the Oregon athlete.

"It would be a blessing to receive an offer from Minnesota and not only because my parents went there, but also because Minnesota is home to me," Douglas explained. "I'm originally from Minnesota, but I just moved out to Oregon a year ago. I grew up in the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove area, so I'm very familiar with Minnesota. My dad really enjoyed being back on campus and he thought I did pretty well at camp too. It'd be great to continue the family tradition."

Douglas wants to keep working on a few things before his junior season.

"This summer I've been lifting a lot, but I've also been doing a lot of sprint work to get faster. I've also been going a lot of working on my defensive technique, both press and off man. I feel that getting stronger and faster will help my development and performance as a player. Since I mostly played corner last year, focusing on my technique would be important. I have no plans as of yet to make a Gopher game this year, but if my school and football schedule allow it, I'd love to come back."


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