Sam Doman Waiting to Say "Yes" -- if BYU Offers

The quarterback star for one of Oregon's top-rated 4A high school football teams last season is waiting to say "Yes" – if and when a gridiron scholarship offer is extended by BYU.

Sam Doman, a cousin of former Cougar quarterback Brandon Doman, and the star quarterback at Canby High School who has received recruiting attention from BYU, Oregon, Washington State and Southern Oregon, told he has not received a scholarship offer from the Cougars yet. He noted he will take an official recruiting visit to Provo on Jan. 30, adding he had already taken an unofficial visit to Oregon and walked away impressed with their facilities.

"They were real nice. I'm really looking forward to tripping to BYU and seeing their new facilities. They probably have the nicest in the country."

Sam confided that BYU is his current leader, but he does not want to walk on.

He contacted his quarterback cousin Brandon, most recently with the NFL Buffalo Bills as a practice team player, to discuss the recruiting process. "Brandon told me to keep my options open. He gave me good advice and spoke well of his time at BYU, Coach Crowton and staff. He told me that I should do what was going to make me happy."

Sam carries a 3.8 grade point average and has scored a qualifying ACT score.

Doman led Canby to a top ranking for most of the year. He excelled at both cornerback and quarterback on the team, rushing for over 600 yards and passed for 1,100 more.

Some Oregon prep coaches have also rated him as one of the top defensive backs coming out of Oregon this year.

When asked what position he would like to play in college, he said, "I'd like to get a shot at quarterback. I went to the BYU camp last summer and felt like I could compete well at the quarterback position.

"I'm 6-4 and about 190 right now. I'll be adding weight on my mission. I've got a strong arm and I'm pretty mobile. I ran a 4.7 forty at the BYU camp. I'd really like to get a shot at quarterback."

Doman added he is also open to playing on the defensive side of the ball. "I had pretty good success my junior year, stat wise, playing corner. This year teams didn't really throw to my side of the field. I didn't have nearly as many breakups and interceptions because of it. I really enjoy playing defense. I can see myself as a safety in the BYU defense."

Doman turns 19 on May 5 and will serve an LDS mission straight out of high school.

b>Rex Doman, Sam's older brother, already plans to walk on at BYU this fall. He is transferring from Dixie State College where he played wide receiver. Rex will move back to the quarterback position to help run the scout team.

Another Doman family member also receiving some recruiting attention from BYU and other schools is cousin Shawn Doman, Sam's running back teammate at Camby. The star running back, he led the team in rushing as a sophomore. He suffered through injuries as a junior, limiting his playing time, but he hopes to have a big senior year this fall.

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