July 29, 2009

Florida teammates gain CSU offer

For Largo (FL) weakside defensive end Mike Douglas, the offers just keep on coming as he is now up to ten following the scholarship offer extended to him by Colorado State's Pat Meyer last week. Though he wasn't expecting the Rams to come calling, he's more than happy that they did.

"The offer kind of came out of the blue," said Douglas, who reigns from the Tampa area. "I occasionally got letters from them and stuff like that, but I wasn't expecting one. When my coach told me I had one I was kind of surprised, but I was glad I got it."

Douglas, who is ranked as the 49th best weakside defensive end in the class of 2010 also plays tight end for Largo High School and is being recruited at that position as well. He says that he feels comfortable at both positions and that colleges are looking at him to play both spots.

"Last year I got hurt so I couldn't play positions at my full capability, but I was at the Down & Dirty Camp and I guess coaches thought I looked good. I won the pass rush competition at defensive end. I feel comfortable there, but I also feel good at tight end and think my skills are good.

Douglas, who stands at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, runs a 4.6 forty and feels that pass rushing is the best part of his game.

Also receiving an offer from CSU last week was Douglas' teammate Sean Holte, who plays both fullback and linebacker. Douglas commented on Holte's ability to support the defensive line from his linebacker position.

"Sean is a real aggressive player. He plays linebacker right now, last year he anchored the defense," Douglas said. "I feel comfortable with him behind me because if the d-linemen slip up or miss a tackle, I know Sean will be there to clean up. If the other team gets past our seven (referencing the 4-3 defense), I know something is wrong."

No word on whether or not Douglas and Holte are looking for a package deal.

For Douglas, all of the ten schools playing the recruiting game are on an even playing field, but he did say he wants to major in business and Colorado State does have one of the top 35 business schools in the country.

And what about a time table for his decision?

"I guess it's pretty open right now, but I'll probably make my decision closer to December or maybe even on signing day."

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