Recruit Video Interview: Florida State Commit ATH Ja’Khi Douglas, Terrebonne High School
by Jace LeJeune
As it is every other day here at Louisiana Football Magazine, it has been pretty busy especially over the last couple months when we have conducted our Louisiana Football Magazine photo shoots over that time period. We have finished our 23rd annual magazine cover shoot, but this year will mark the third straight year in which we have conducted both a North and South photo shoot. This year, we shot the North photo shoot at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and we shot the South photo shoot at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. Both events were really successful, and we would like to thank everybody who has helped us make both events so special for the players that were involved. Besides taking the photos, Louisiana Football Magazine’s owner Lee Brecheen and editor Jace LeJeune got the chance to talk to some of the top Class of 2020 players in the state of the Louisiana. Both Brecheen and LeJeune talked to the recruits about their top schools, goals for the upcoming season, hobbies, and so much more. The good news is that football season begins this month. Here at Louisiana Football Magazine, we know that you have been waiting long enough for some Louisiana football to start so we will post these video interviews that were taken at both photoshoot events to help you get through that time!
In today’s recruit interview, we go to Catholic High School where our own Jace LeJeune got the chance to talk to Terrebonne High School senior ATH and Florida State commit Ja’Khi Douglas!
Ja’Khi Douglas: There are fewer dynamic athletes in the entire state this upcoming year than Terrebonne’s Ja’Khi Douglas. Do not let his 5-8, 185 pound frame fool you. Douglas can instantly be an impact player whenever he is in the game. He is just one of those players that you just hold your breath and wait to see what happens. Just like a lot of other high school teams, the Terrebonne Tigers put their best athlete under center and that is what Douglas played last season. Especially in an option offense, you want your best player to have the ball at all times and Coach Gary Hill and his staff make sure that the four star playmaker was in the best position to succeed with his explosive 4.45/40 speed. Whether it was playing quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back, or returning punts and kicks, he did a little bit of everything leading the Tigers to an incredible 11-2 record including an undefeated regular season, a district championship, and an appearance in the Class 5A quarterfinals. In 2018, Douglas stuffed the stat sheet with 965 passing yards and eight touchdowns, 12 catches for 251 yards and four touchdowns as well as 685 rushing yards and 11 more touchdowns. Now, entering his senior year, Douglas wants to make his mark as a Terrebonne great by leading the Tigers even further. Douglas has made sure to make a commitment so he can focus on his senior season. It sounds easier than it looks as Douglas had over 30 collegiate offers to choose from including schools such as LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Miami, and Michigan to name a few. In the end, it was actually the Florida State Seminoles that gained his attention the most. On July 4th, Ja’Khi Douglas committed to play for Head Coach Willie Taggert and the Seminoles.
In today’s recruit video spotlight, Louisiana Football Magazine’s Jace LeJeune caught up with Ja’Khi Douglas back in May at our South cover photoshoot at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge before his commitment with Florida State to talk about what he planned on doing in the summer, his goals for the season, what he looks for when choosing a college, and so much more! Check it out below!
After watching all these interviews, if you are wondering about when both our North and South magazines will be released, it will be some time later this month before the magazines will be distributed. However, do not worry as if you pre-order your copies below, you will receive your copies once the magazines are ready to be released!
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