February 25, 2012

Douglas clears up confusion, commits

On his ride home from a junior day visit to TCU on Saturday, Arlington linebacker Sammy Douglas wasn't exactly sure where he stood with the Horned Frogs as far as an offer went.

He knew the staff was interested, he just wasn't exactly sure he had an official offer.

A short time after arriving home, all his concerns were put to rest after he put in a call to TCU coach Gary Patterson.

"He had asked me if I wanted to go (to TCU) and I said yes (earier in the day) but I wasn't sure if he was really asking me so I had to call him back. I asked him and he asked me if I wanted to go to TCU and I said yes," Douglas said.

The 6-foot-2, 190 pound middle linebacker becomes the bell cow for TCU's 2013 class and couldn't be happier with his decision.

"It feels great. I had never even dreamed about this as a little boy. Now I am going to college and I know my future."

Douglas racked up 148 tackles, six sacks, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries on the way to being named first-team all-district.

Earlier in the day, Douglas told PurpleMenace.com that he would indeed commit if he learned he had an offer.

Douglas' will join two of his friends on the Horned Frogs' squad - Kolby Listenbee, who he went head to head in district play with, and former high school teammate Laderice Sanders.

Doulgas got a chance to sit down with the coaching staff, including co-offensive coordinator Rusty Burns during his junior day visit.

"He said they really want (me) and Coach Burns said he has been looking at me for two years."

Douglas took a liking to what he saw at the Frogs' practice earlier in the day.

"Their defense," he said of what intrigued him the most. "Their rushing linebackers and how their linebackers don't have to sit in the pocket and they can go straight to the ball."

Douglas becomes the first commitment for the Frogs' class of 2013 and will become the sixth player from Arlington to join the Frogs in the past two years, joining Sanders, Listenbee, Jaden Oberkrom, Deryck Gildon and Devonte Fields.

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