ITV visits with latest commitment

Harry Douglass

Harry Douglass of Jonesboro, GA has committed to Coach Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals. Douglass, a speedy 5'11, 160 wide receiver is ranked by Scott Kennedy of BorderWars.com as the 67th best prospect in talent laden Georgia.

Douglass joins the fold

Harry Douglass, a fast and elusive receiver, possesses great hands and has an excellent work ethic according to Kennedy and only needs to add weight and strength to be an excellent player at the collegiate level.

Inside theVille visited with Douglass, as well as with his high school coach Tommy Webb on Monday.

Douglass committed to play for the Cardinals during his official visit to Louisville on December 20th. "I really liked the campus and facilities, it seemed like a good place for me," said Douglass. "I visited with J.T. [Haskins], Josh [Minkins] and Joshua [Tinch] while there. It seems like a family atmosphere."

He has since reconfirmed his commitment to Petrino. "I've talked to him three times and he will be here in a few days for a visit."

Jonesboro Coach Tommy Webb told Inside theVille that Douglass has made vast improvement over the past couple years.

"Harry has made remarkable improvement as a football player over the last three years," said Webb. "He used to be a great basketball player that also played football, but now he's a great football player that also plays basketball. He's blessed with good speed and catches the ball extremely well."

As a junior, Douglass caught 20 passes for 484 yards and 5 touchdowns. As a senior, Douglass exceeded his junior season stats by hauling in 36 receptions for 703 yards and 7 touchdowns.

"I run good routes, have good speed and make good decisions," said Douglass. "I read defenses well and know when to break my routes to get open."

The Jonesboro Cardinals finished the 2002 season with a 7-4 mark, losing in the first round of the Region 2, Class 5A playoffs to Camden County (GA) 34-22.

He was honored as first team All-County and All-State honorable mention following his senior season.

Douglass recently watched Louisville's victory over Florida State on ESPN Classic and enjoyed seeing the energy exhibited by the fans and looks forward to experiencing it next season.

"I love that type of excitement," said Douglass, who plans on redshirting as a freshman. "I love to play with a lot of energy. I have the most energy of anyone on the field. I like to get others excited. I'll never run out of energy."

He's also a standout on the hardwood, averaging 18 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 6 steals per contest. "Some schools recruited me for both sports, but I plan on focusing on football right now," Douglass said.

An excellent student in the classroom, Douglass, who has a 3.0 GPA and has already posted a 1090 on the SAT, plans on studying law while at U of L.

His brother Toney Douglass, is a highly rated junior guard for the Jonesboro basketball team. His cousin Yatil Green was an excellent wide receiver for the Miami Hurricanes in the 1990's.

Douglass chose the Cardinals over Georgia, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Maryland, Alabama and Pittsburgh, all of which had offered scholarships.

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