Aquinas' Brendan Douglas commits to Georgia Tech

Aquinas football star Brendan Douglas has committed to Georgia Tech.

Douglas, who has led the Irish to an 8-2 record heading into the Class A private state playoffs, has rushed for 1,369 yards and 22 touchdowns this season.

“I’m just excited to get it done,” Douglas said. “I’m ready to work hard and get ready for it, and finish off the year for Aquinas and hopefully lead us through the playoffs.”

Besides having the team-best rushing mark, the senior also leads Aquinas in tackles with 140 and averages 40.5 yards per punt this season.

By going to around five Georgia Tech games the past two seasons, Douglas said he became comfortable with the program and liked it. Though he did think other schools similar to Georgia Tech would show interest, Douglas thought Tuesday was the right time to commit to the Yellow Jackets.

Because of Douglas’ versatility, Aquinas coach Matt LeZotte said Georgia Tech could put Douglas wherever he’s needed. But Douglas and his coach said he'll be used on the offensive side of the ball.

“There’s not a player who’s more deserving than Brendan,” LeZotte said. “A lot of folks missed out, but Georgia Tech has gotten a gem.”

As a junior, Douglas helped Aquinas reach the state quarterfinals. He totaled 1,569 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns and added 121 tackles.

“He’s going to make an impact from day one,” LeZotte said.

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