Douglas Enjoys Monster Season

TCU commit Sammy Douglas enjoyed a huge senior season.

Arlington (TX) High linebacker Sammy Douglas had a few goals in mind heading into the 2012 season.

While the Colts didn't win state, he did achieve his individual goal of surpassing 200 tackles. Douglas finished the season with a whopping 219 tackles, including 111 solo stops. He also recorded 2 sacks, 2 interceptions and recovered 2 fumbles.

For his efforts, Douglas was named to the Associated Press first-team All-State defense in Class 5A. He was also named to the first-team Super Team by the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

"It's a great achievement, I was just playing my game honestly," he said. "I was just trying to get better as a player for Arlington High."

Douglas hasn't taken his official visit to TCU just yet but plans to speak with his recruiter, Rusty Burns, about getting it set up for January. He's looking forward to joining the team he says impressed him this season with their play.

"I think they did pretty good especially in a new league," he said. "I didn't know they were going to do that good."

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound with 4.5 speed is excited about the chance to play early for the Frogs, who return only four scholarship linebackers.

"It makes me really happy, I've been telling everybody that I'm so ready to go," he said. "I can't wait to play people in a higher level than what I have."

In the meantime, Douglas is working on his speed as he prepares to run track in the spring for Arlington.

"I told him I was working on getting bigger and he told me to just stay in shape and just get faster and that we can get you bigger," he said. "I've just been running on a treadmill at Fitness Connection since he said that."

Douglas is ranked as the No. 29 outside linebacker in the country and is regarded as one of the Frogs' top 2013 recruits. The class received a big boost when another Arlington resident Kyle Hicks switched his commitment to TCU. Douglas knows the Martin standout will make big plays for their team.

"Actually, at first I thought everyone was kidding," Douglas said of Hicks commitment. "Then I saw that he decommitted from Texas and switched to TCU. I was like, yes, we're going to be so raw. He's pretty good honestly; he can get us a victory."

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