Jesuit’s Demetrius Douglas realizes that he and his teammates have work to do. Following a rough start to 7v7 play in Portland last weekend against Washington’s Team FSP, where FSP ran away in the final game 46-20, Douglas spoke with eDuck.com about picking up the pace with his EForce Oregon Breed squad going forward.
“That game that we played on Sunday showed that we definitely have some things to work on,” he said. “But I definitely feel like we can get it accomplished. I can tell practices are going to be a little more intense and the guys really realize now that we just gotta get more hyped on the sidelines during practice and everything. We’ve just gotta stay focused.”
Last year the team made a spirited run to the final four in the Pylon 7v7 national tournament in Las Vegas. Douglas believes they have the pieces to get back there again this year.
“If we prepare right we definitely have the talent,” he said. “I think if we really come together as a team and fix the things we need to work on we can definitely make it pretty far.”
Outside of 7v7 play, Douglas' offseason plans include various camps and Junior Days. He intends to attend one of The Opening regional camps and will try and fit some travel in as well.
“I’m thinking about going to Minnesota,” he said. “That’s where I’m from. My dad played there. Both my parents went there. Pretty soon I’m trying to get a visit down to Oregon to just go down there and visit, and then possibly visit Colorado State Junior Day and also Washington State Junior Day.”
Both Oregon and Colorado State have already offered. Washington State has began to pay more attention to the talented athlete.
“I just talked to some of the coaches back and forth on Twitter just saying they wanted to get me out to Junior Day to see the facility and stuff,” he said.
While Douglas stated that an offer from Minnesota would be special because of his family ties to the program, he has a dream school in mind that would satisfy his needs from both a football and academic standpoint.
“My dream school would probably be Stanford just because football is important to me as well as academics,” he said.
A lover of math and science, in college Douglas wants to study either engineering, architecture or graphic design.