Douglas Still Putting in the Work

Bryan Douglas, the 5-10, 170-pound cornerback prospect from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, has a couple of scholarship offers, but is going for more this spring. He's being going to many camps, and knows he's going to one team camp for sure...


Bryan Douglas, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback from Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif., only has scholarship offers from Boise State and San Diego State, but feels confident that more are on the way.

"Washington and Oregon State are recruiting me real hard," Douglas said. "They both really want me to come to their camps this summer.

"The Washington coaches said they really want to see me workout in person," he said. "I think if I go up there they'll offer."

Douglas says he'll try to make both the Huskies and Beavers camps, but hasn't finalized any plans. The only camp he knows he going to attend for sure is UCLA's.

"I went to their (UCLA) spring game and that was great," Douglas said. "The game was really cool and I loved how they played with intensity. They really played hard and were hitting big. I think the new coaches are doing a good job and the team is definitely moving up.

"UCLA is just a cool place," he said.

But Douglas admits he isn't sure how interested the Bruins are. Another team that is recruiting Douglas but hasn't talked about a scholarship yet is Arizona State.

"Arizona State is a good program," he said. "I like their colors and they're always pretty good.

"I've talked with (wide receiver) coach Eric Yarber a few times, but I'm really not sure how interested they are," he said. "We haven't gotten into that."

Growing up, Douglas says he followed Oregon and his cousin, Walter Thurmond III, is a senior cornerback for the Ducks. "I love the team philosophy at Oregon," he said. "I love how high intensity they always are and how they are always so pumped up.

"I talk with Walter regularly and we work out when he's around," Douglas said. "He just tells me all the things he went through and had to do to get to where he is. He tells me what to look for and stuff like that."

Douglas said that he also had a few Michigan coaches at his practice last week as well. "They said they've been hearing good things about me," he said. "They just want me to send them some highlight tape and they'll be recruiting me."

Although Douglas denies a favorite, he says his dad likes Boise State.

"He likes Boise State a lot," he said. "They already offered and my dad likes to do a lot of research so he's been checking them out online a lot. He really likes their facilities and he says he's had some great conversations with coach Chris Petersen."

The Broncos were Douglas' first offer last month and they are still recruiting him the hardest. "They definitely show me the most love," he said of the Broncos.

Douglas finished his junior season with 40 tackles and three interceptions.

"I have great speed," he said. "I'm also very versatile and I read plays well. I play both sides so I have good instincts and know what's going to happen.

"I'm very physical and aggressive," Douglas said. "But I still want to bulk up. I'd like to be around 180 and be more explosive. I want to get to the ball even faster.

"I'm also working on my coverage skills," he said.

He reports a 225-pound bench, a 335-pound squat and a 38-inch vertical jump.

Douglas says he wants to wait and see who else offers before narrowing things down. "I'd like to see how many offers I get," he said. "If I don't get any more offers this summer, I'll probably just commit before the season starts. I'm still pretty open and I'm just hoping more come in.

"I want to play in a good location," he said. "It doesn't need to be close, but I do prefer nice weather. I want to make sure I'm comfortable there."

Douglas plans to major in biology and reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 1230 three-part SAT.


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