Scouts: U-M plucks Penn State defector 

July, 25, 2012
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Michigan becomes the first program to benefit from the fallout at Penn State as corner back Ross Douglas (Avon, Ohio) makes the switch. It’s even more of a sting with Douglas choosing to play for a program within the Big Ten and the fact that this is a very talented corner and overall athlete. For Wolverine fans who are unfamiliar with this young man, Douglas is a quick, balanced athlete with versatile skill-set and a competitor’s edge.

Not the biggest perimeter defender but he can cover with very good footwork, transitional skills and above average speed. Does a good job in both man and zone schemes. While not the biggest or fastest, Douglas closes with good burst, is instinctive, technically sound and well-rounded. He joins a deep and very talented cornerback class headed to Ann Arbor. Four-stars Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington and Jourdan Lewis (Detroit/Cass Tech) are rated No. 9 and 13 respectively at the position but it was a unit in need of young talent and Douglas certainly plays with the aggressive demeanor Greg Mattison looks for in his defensive backs.
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