Georgia got the RB prospect from Aquinas in Augusta to flip over from a Georgia Tech commitment in the past week, and we should all be happy about not having to face this 6', 220 or so pounder. Just watch him break a tackle and go in this first clip from his junior season.
Expected to play FB, Douglas shows the speed and power to play TB considering the depth issues that we have at the position. He isn't likely to beat out Gurley or Marshall for the job, but he can more than fill the grinder role left vacant by a graduating Richard Samuel and transferring Ken Malcome.
Xander Ogletree is also expected to no longer be with the Bulldogs, and that is what the spot many believe Douglas was targeted to fill. Unlike last year's FB signee, Quayvon Hicks, Douglas is much smaller. He's got power in his frame, but to be a battering ram FB, he'll need to add considerable weight. A rusher primarily in high school, his blocking technique also needs work. Douglas will remind a lot of former FBs Brennan Southerland and Shaun Chapas. His agility and ability with the ball in his hands make him an ideal threat on pass plays out of the backfield.
He may redshirt, to continue adding weight, but with the need in the backfield, I'd suspect he plays right away in a limited role. He'll also be of value in coverage teams. After a year, he should be more than ready to compete with Hicks and walk-on Merritt Hall for FB reps, but for right now, he's a good depth as a freshman and likely little more. As good as he looks, it's made even better knowing we won't be lining up against him as the Yellow Jacket B Back.