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Unheralded Massachussetts RB turns heads at regional showcase

Doug Santos, a Class of 2016 running back from Peabody, Massachusetts, is still waiting for his first offer. But based on the reviews of his time on the camp circuit this summer, he shouldn't be waiting much longer.
After opting to pass on the opportunity to attend camps following his sophomore year, Santos is making the most out of them in the wake of a breakout junior season in which he rushed for over 2,000 yards and scored 31 touchdowns. He was also the team's leading receiver and returner.
Santos, who was born in Brazil before moving to the U.S. at the age of 7, delivered an impressive performance at the New York vs. New England All-Star Challenge. Here are a few notes from UConn Report's football analyst:
"great ball skills, very quick in and out of breaks, great body control, possibly the best at the camp, good at making defenders miss, powerful and fast runner, turned in one of the most impressive plays during the 7-on-7 game. Very well-built."
Santos enjoyed the level of competition and felt good about his performance during the event.
"They're the top guys, I like competition so it was great. Ratings and offers don't matter when you get on the field, it's football."
So far Santos has attended camps at UConn and a number of FCS schools across New England. He was invited to a few more, but was unable to attend for various reasons. He credits his successful junior campaign to an off-season spent working on his understanding of the game and making a commitment to being the best he can be. If he can take another leap as a senior, he should improve significantly on his numbers from last year and see more colleges come calling.
For now, he is not bothered and does his best to maintain a good attitude.
"I try to stay positive, God has a plan. I just have to keep my head up and keep working hard," he told UConn Report. "I see some people who have multiple offers and feel like I am on their level. I'll just have to prove it on the field this season."