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Four-star DB Tre Douglas Planning UNC Return

Terry Joseph has been working on Tre Douglas.

BUFORD, Ga. --- Four-star defensive back Tre Douglas plans to return to North Carolina this summer.

"I just want to get a better look at the school," Douglas said. "I didn't see much of the school last time."

Douglas, a 6-foot-1, 195-pounder from McDonough (Ga.) Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, camped at UNC last June. Though he enjoyed the experience, turnover on the Heels' staff is a stumbling block.

"It was great," Douglas said. "I like Coach [Larry] Fedora.

"I know they have a DB [coach] change -- that switches it up a little bit."

Terry Joseph, UNC's new defensive back coach, has attempted to build a relationship with Douglas in a short period of time.

"He talks to me about recruiting stuff and how I'd fit in there," Douglas said. "I feel like I'd would fit in there. We haven't talked about position much; it mostly has been about getting me back up to campus to see if I like it.

"He seems like a pretty good guy, but I really don't know that much about him. So, we'll see how it goes."

For UNC, a potential obstacle in procuring a return visit from Douglas is his current decision time frame. He tentatively plans to make a verbal commitment shortly after Eagle's Landing Christian Academy's spring game.

"It depends on how it all plays out," Douglas said. "It depends on if I actually commit."

Douglas, who has collected approximately 35 scholarship offers, has a leader.

"Ohio State is on the top of my list right now," Douglas said. "It's all about the love that Coach [Kerry] Coombs and Coach [Urban] Meyer show me."

Back in November, Douglas visited Ohio State for its thrilling victory over archrival Michigan.

This offseason, Douglas has tripped to Florida State, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.

As a junior, Douglas helped Eagle's Landing Christian Academy go undefeated and claim the GHSA A Private Championship. He finished the season with 13 pass breakups, three interceptions, and 34 tackles.

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