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Aquinas' Brendan Douglas commits to Georgia Tech

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 10:05 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 12:45 AM
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Aquinas football star Brendan Douglas has committed to Georgia Tech.

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Brendan Douglas has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season.   JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
Brendan Douglas has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season.

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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Jake 11/13/12 - 10:26 pm
Great Irish Player

Job well done Brendan. My playing days for the Shamrocks were in the mid-60's and we had some very good players but you are a very exceptional athlete. Best of luck to you at GT.

willie7 11/13/12 - 10:49 pm
A very fine athlete, student

A very fine athlete, student and young man----Wish him the very best with Tech.

younameit 11/14/12 - 04:07 am
Jake's right again

The legacy goes back to 1957 - Irish who excelled on the gridiron and then in the game of life - Rice, Johannsen, Dunstan, Battey and Daykin to name a few. The best is yet to come for Brendan. And Jake - looks like Sanfratello to me.

loblolly 11/14/12 - 06:58 am
He kicked our butts

But who is #44? He is a monster.

Ugahater715 11/14/12 - 09:08 am
Wait ago Brendan! Look

Wait ago Brendan! Look forward to seeing you on the flats on Saturday's! Welcome to the GT family!

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