February 9, 2007

The Douglas family comes full circle

The ink is barely dry on the Letter of Intent signed by Maryville standout Tyler Maples, but yet the rebels are back hard at work going thru spring practice in very non-like spring conditions. Next year, it will be another Rebel who will sign on the dotted line for the University of Tennessee, Aaron Douglas. Douglas, a big 6-foot-7 250 pound tight end is working hard this off season to get his team prepared for a run at a fourth straight state championship.

Douglas committed to Phillip Fulmer and the Vols during the summer of his junior year, and it was a decision that was rather easy because of his family ties to the Tennessee. Aaron's father, David, was a walk-on for the Vols who went on to play in the National Football League, his mother, Karla Horton, played basketball for Pat Summitt, as for his uncle, Steve; well he was just the state of Tennessee's No. 1 ranked player in 1982 before his career on "The Hill."

One might think that Douglas jumped at the chance to become a Volunteer, but in all reality he kept the coaches waiting for nearly two decades. You see Douglas has had a scholarship offer since his parents were married back in the mid to late 1980's.

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