Expect to hear the name Demetrius Douglas (5-11 175 Jr. Slot/CB) a great deal over the next year. The kid out of Jesuit will rank as one of the top players in the state for the class of 2017. The two year starter is fresh off a 2015 state title, that saw him rack up 2nd team all Metro honors during the Crusaders (14-0) run.
Douglas missed the first half of the year and played in the 6A championship game with a club on his broken hand. He is a state statistical leader on both sides of the football if not for injuries. Demetrius went for 4 TD’s on his first 5 receptions of the season, which included a pick six to the house.
D squared broke out last spring as part of Oregon’s 7 v 7 underclassmen team. He comes from a football family with his father Omar spending 5 years in the NFL (New York Giants 1994-98) as a receiver. There are multiple factors that go in to Demetrius having one of the biggest upsides of any athlete. His overall body control and unique ability to cut on a dime, put him in an elite category. He is legit on multiple fronts, also excelling in the classroom and sporting a 3.7 GPA.
Jesuit loses 36 seniors on what was one of the best teams in school history. That said as the Crusaders will bring back a host of talent which includes maybe the top line in the state (6-7 305 17′ T Jaxson Kirkland, Travis Spreen 6-4 265 18′ C, Jared & Joel Daul 6-4 250 17′).
Referencing the state championship group that is graduating Demetrius says, “We had a special senior class that took over and led us to the title”. Adding, “We had leaders everywhere that motivated us and made sure we finished.”
More than anything Douglas is just a really good kid. He will be one of the featured athletes on the 7 v 7 circuit this off season, and get an opportunity to showcase his skills against some of the top players in the country. We will keep you updated as the winter workouts get underway.