Gophers wide receiver signee Demetrius Douglas wants nothing more than to beat Wisconsin

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit wide receiver and new Gopher signee Demetrius Douglas is the latest Gopher to sign in the 2017 class and he went in-depth with GopherIllustrated.com to share more about his reasons to sign with Minnesota.

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GopherIllustrated.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the Gopher staff like you to report at this summer?

Demetrius DouglasI am 6'0" and 175 lbs., and I'm not sure the exact weight they would like me to report at. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?

DD: My goal is to contribute to the team to the best of my abilities. Of course, a team goal would be to win a national championship. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Big Ten football?

DD: I'm looking to get stronger, gain weight and increase my speed this spring. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Gopher?

DD: I'm looking forward to playing my first game as a Gopher. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend the University of Minnesota?

DD: I grew up watching the Gophers play football, so it's always been a dream to play for them. This new staff is great, and I believe we will accomplish a lot in these next couple of years. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Gopher and why?

DD: Of course, I want to beat Wisconsin the most. Growing up in Minnesota, I know how intense the rivalry is. 

GopherIllustrated.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at Minnesota?

DD: I'm all set to enroll.

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GopherIllustrated.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

DD: In ten years if the NFL is not an option, I see myself pursuing a career based in the major I study at Minnesota, which is possibly engineering. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What is it about Coach Fleck and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?

DD: Coach Fleck and the staff always have a high level of energy, and always push for the best. I believe they will shape me into the best man I can be. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What is something you learned about University of Minnesota that surprised you during the recruiting process?

DD: One new thing I learned about the University of Minnesota was how good their engineering program is. When I went on my official visit, I was able to learn a lot more about it. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What position do you expect to play at Minnesota? What other position did the Gopher staff mention as a possibility?

DD: Wide receiver, but the staff has also mentioned corner. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?

DD: The coaches have said that they see my as a potential slot wide receiver for them. 

GopherIllustrated.com: Have you had any communication with other Minnesota recruits and if so what?

DD: I have had communication with other recruits, and I was able to get to know a lot of them while on my official visit. 

GopherIllustrated.com: What player do you model your game after and why?

DD: I don't necessarily model my game after a specific player, but I analyze a lot of collegiate and pro athletes in order to enhance my own game.


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