Florida State lands commitment from versatile four-star Ja'khi Douglas

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Florida State landed a commitment from Terrebonne (Houma, La.) four-star athlete Ja’Khi Douglas on Thursday.

Douglas announced his commitment to FSU via Twitter.

He had close to 30 offers to his name, but chose the Seminoles over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Miami, and Michigan.

Douglas attended the Garnet and Gold Spring Game on April 6 and came away very impressed with FSU and wide receivers coach Ron Dugans.

The 5-foot-9, 187-pound wide receiver was clocked running a 4.48 40-yard dash and has a 37-inch vertical.

Douglas did it all for Terrebonne in 2018 playing quarterback as well as wide receiver. He threw for 965 yards with eight passing touchdowns and one interception. He caught 12 passes for 251 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 685 yards with 11 touchdowns during his junior year.

He is ranked as the No. 37 wide receiver and the No. 208 overall prospect in the country by the 247Sports composite rankings.

Douglas is the 15th commitment in the 2019 class for the Seminoles. He is the second receiver to commit to FSU joining four-star Malachi Wideman.

With his commitment, FSU moves up four spots into 12th in the composite team rankings.


This is a big commitment for the Seminoles that fills a couple different roles.

Douglas will be a major weapon in the slot for FSU in addition to being a solid return man.

The first minute of his highlights is video of Douglas returning kickoffs and punts for touchdowns. He shows good vision and excellent burst getting upfield once makes his decision.

His burst is what sets him apart from most players. Once he puts his foot in the ground and decides to go, he’s gone.

Overall, this is a very good pickup for the Seminoles and gives FSU some much needed momentum on the recruiting trail.

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