Vanderbilt just beat out some of the absolute best colleges in the country for the commitment of Tre’ Douglas from Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy. The 2018 cornerback is rated the No. 2 CB in the state of Georgia according to our latest rankings, and many were convinced he would end up at Ohio State, Clemson or Florida State. But ultimately it was the academics and coaching staff that swayed him away from the “football factories.”
Vanderbilt was one of the first 10 schools to offer Douglas back on Sept. 1. He came out with a top seven at the end of April, and suffice it to say the Commodores stood out from the rest of the list.
Douglas has elite size at his position and has the ball skills to go up and defend almost any pass. He keeps his hips on a swivel, and his ability to change direction is elite given his frame.
The last few seasons, Douglas has helped his ELCA squad win state championships. Last season against Fellowship Christian, he switched over to WR on the final drive, making several key catches so the Chargers could maintain possession. That sort of clutch playmaking says a lot about the character of the athlete Vanderbilt is getting to go along with an elite skill set.
With his recruitment out of the way, Douglas will now focus on winning a third-consecutive Class A-Private championship. Douglas is the 10th commit for Vandy in the 2018 recruiting cycle, and he joins Ben Bresnahan from West Forsyth as their two Peach State commits.