Lubbock is not exactly known as a hotspot for college recruiters. Not many players come out of West Texas compared to the rest of the state but the class of 2014 has a pair of standouts from the Hub City.
2014 DE Duncan Douglas says he wants to play in the SEC.
Coronado defensive end Duncan Douglas and Estacado running back Robert Johnson both had big sophomore seasons and both are firmly on college radars. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Douglas is ranked as the No. 122 overall prospect in the country and is hearing from schools all across the country.
“I’m hearing from a lot of colleges,” Douglas said. “They send me letters saying they want me, that I’m a top prospect in the class and that they want me to commit and stuff like that.
“I talked to a coach from Texas this summer. I’m getting the most stuff from Florida State, Boise State, LSU, Alabama, Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Georgia and some others. I have a lot more but those are the ones off the top of my head.”
Douglas, the District 2-5A Newcomer of the Year last season after posting 49 tackles and five sacks, is also a standout on the basketball court and hopes to play both sports at the next level.
“(Texas) Tech told me they wanted me to come play basketball too,” he said. “They know I love basketball and they wanted me to come play both sports up there.
“I see myself as more of a basketball player right now but both games are fun to me and I’m just going to keep playing both. Hopefully I can do both in college.”
Douglas is new to the recruiting process and has not had a chance to see many schools just yet.
“The only college I’ve been to is (Texas) Tech because I live in Lubbock,” he said.
Though he has not visited the campuses, Douglas does admit that a trio of schools sits atop his list at the moment.
“For football, I probably have three schools that are standing out,” he said. “I want to say they’d be Florida State, LSU and Alabama. I really love the SEC and that region. I want to play in the SEC. I’m also interested in A&M because they’re there now in the SEC.”