One of the state’s top sleeper prospects committed to Georgia Tech on late Tuesday night.
Brendan Douglas, a 6-foot, 220-pound running back from Augusta’s Aquinas high school, committed on the spot after getting a phone call from Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson.
“Coach Johnson just told me ‘Are you ready to commit? We’ve got a scholarship for you,’” Douglas told the AJC. “I said ‘Yes, sir. I’m ready to do it.’ It was exciting.”
Douglas had football scholarship offers from smaller schools, such as Georgia Southern, Wofford, The Citadel and Samford. He also got looks from bigger schools, such as Auburn (where his older brother signed) and UGA.
This was Brendan’s second opportunity to commit to Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets offered Douglas early last spring, but filled the scholarship spots before he reached a decision.
“I got one early, something happened, and they (Georgia Tech) were not able to leave it out there for me,” Douglas said. “I kind of wanted a little more time to think about it and make sure I was making the right decision.”
“I was real disappointed when the (spot got taken). But Georgia Tech’s coaches kept me pretty positive. They just kept saying that something would open up, and it did.”
“This time, I was ready to go. Yes sir, I liked Georgia Tech before and was probably going to commit to them anyways. I’m glad it all worked out in the end.”
Douglas, who has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.46 seconds, is projected to play B-Back at Georgia Tech.
At Aquinas, Douglas has rushed for 1,369 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. Aquinas is a Class A private school located in Augusta. Douglas has an older brother, John Douglas, who signed to play fullback at Auburn and later transferred to Georgia Southern. Their father both played football and coached at Georgia Southern.
Douglas is commitment No. 15 for Georgia Tech.
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