"K-State was always where I wanted to be," said Ethan Douglas. "I grew up loving the Wildcats. When I received the opportunity to play for K-State I took it."
"I will enroll at K-State in June. They want me to come in and play left tackle. They expect me to come in and compete. I expect to compete and not to redshirt."
The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder was Class 4A first team All-State by the KFBCA, honorable mention All-Metro by the Kansas City Star, second team All-League and Team Captain.
"I feel like pass blocking is my biggest strength," Douglas said. "I am trying to improve my foot speed. I would like to stay around the same weight, but I would like to put on some more muscle mass."
Douglas talked about his relationship with the Kansas State coaching staff.
"Coach Wallerstedt was my recruiting coach throughout the season," he said. "I thought he was an awesome coach. I think coach [Ron] Prince is one of the best coaches I have been around. He is a really cool guy. I like him."
"I will be working with coach [Tim] McCarty. I like his attitude. He seems like a really good coach, and I can't wait to get up there."
The Wildcats signed a large class of junior college players, and Douglas feels a lot of the signings were out of necessity.
"I think it's a good recruiting class," he said. "I actually think it's a really good class. We have a lot of junior college players, but we really needed them. I have met a few guys, and everyone seems cool."
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