Ahmari Douglas is our top performer of the week after his excellent game against Groves high school. The junior was dominant going for 251 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries while also intercepting two passes on defense.
The standout class of ’24 back has been an impact player this season for Long County, who is currently sitting 3-1 after their 62-6 blowout victory last Friday.
“My season been good so far; everything going good with the team and the coaches,” Douglas said about the start of his junior year.
Throughout the offseason, the Long County staff has been adamant about the college potential of Douglas. Last year, he rushed for 1233 yards on the season and 12 touchdowns. Statistically, he has made a nice jump here in 2022 going for 639 rushing yards on 59 carries and 8 touchdowns in his first 4 games.
“I think I really improved on my stamina from last year the most and keeping focus too,” he said.
On the recruiting front, Douglas is only hearing from Iowa State currently. At about 5’10” and 185 lbs., the junior running back plays with a lot of toughness bouncing off tackles and continuing to fight for extra yardage.
He is a strong young back with excellent balance, so he is able to slip out of tackles, and get additional yardage after contact. We really like the urgency that he runs with too; you won’t see Douglas do a lot of juking when he is in open space, but rather eat up turf and get up field.
Douglas is on track to go over 2k career rushing yards rather soon here and should be among the active leading rushers in the state of Georgia by this time next year. Of course, his recruitment could pick up any time now, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on Douglas and athletes across the state of Georgia.