Terrebonne football standout inks scholarship with Florida State

This afternoon, Terrebonne High School’s Ja’Khi Douglas signed a football scholarship to play wide receiver at Florida State University (FSU).  

“It feels great,” Douglas said at the signing. “This school has been my dream school since day one…It’s a great program for me.”  

Douglas committed to the university in July, and said he never had doubts after, although the university recently had a coaching change. 

He said he aims to add speed and athleticism to the FSU program and help his new team in any way he can.  

The high school senior had scholarship offers from over 30 college programs across the country and is ESPN’s No. 8 ranked player in Louisiana for the 2020 recruiting class. 

During his time on the field for Terrebonne, Douglas did it all for the Tigers. He played WR, quarterback and running back — and would get on defense and return kicks, too.  

His stardom sparked in 2017 when he completed 62-of-100 passes for 12 touchdowns and rushed 70 times for 598 yards and 5 TDs during his sophomore season.  

During his junior season, he completed 77-of-127 passes for 8 scores, ran 149 times for 685 yards and 11 TDs, caught 12 passes for 251 yards and 4 touchdowns and led the Tigers to an 11-2 season and a Class 5A State Quarterfinals appearance   

This past season, he completed 27-of-47 passes for 4 TDS; ran 45 times, averaging 9.8 yards per attempt; and racked up 23 receptions for 205 yards 

“He’s an excellent athlete…And the thing that I’m going to most remember about Ja’Khi is not only did he bring a lot of things to us in the stat book, but he was also a great leader by example and a great teammate,” said Gary Hill, Terrebonne football coach.  

His teammates and coaches pushing him to be great was his favorite thing about playing for the Tigers, Douglas said. 

This is the 4-star recruit’s last week at the high school; he’ll start at FSU on January 2, he said.  

“He’s always set goals and done what he had to do to reach them. He’s been a tremendous asset to our program and to our school,” said Hill, who gifted Douglas with some Mr. Ronnie’s donuts. “He’s definitely a role model for plenty to look at. He’s also a great student and a great person.”