Four-star cornerback Ross Douglas was the first player to lose his Penn State association in response to the NCAA's sanctions against the program -- he left the night before, in fact. He's already landed another Big Ten offer and has committed to joining the country's most loaded class:
Ross Douglas has committed to Michigan. He is a Wolverine.— Bill Greene (@BillBankGreene) July 24, 2012
According to Greene, Wisconsin and Notre Dame were also highly interested.
After his exit, PSU is down to 12 commits for 2013. Michigan, meanwhile, already has 23.
Here's what Black Shoe Diaries wrote about Douglas at the time of his PSU commit:
In high school, Douglas plays both RB and DB, but is projected to play corner in college. He is a cover corner, who likes to play about 7-10 yards off the ball. He does seem to have some challenges in jamming receivers coming off the line, which could cause problems with some of the bigger Big 10 receivers. However, Douglas has the speed to make up the difference and seems to be able to read the quarterback well enough to disrupt pass plays. In addition, and somewhat surprisingly, he is more than adequate at playing the run. He also could play some on the offensive side of the ball, as a 3rd down/wildcat type back, and potentially in the return game. No matter where he lines up, Douglas should prove to be an exciting playmaker who, based on his speed and playmaking ability, has the potential to change the game every time he is on the field.