Another Doman Recruit Makes Name in Oregon

Most Cougar fans automatically think of former BYU quarterback <b>Brandon Doman</b> when they hear the Doman name being bandied about in west coast college football recruiting circles.

Doman helped LaVell Edwards win his final game in an upset of Utah and led BYU to 12-2 record in Gary Crowton's rookie season in 2001.

But another Doman, Brandon's cousin, has been making some positive noise in the person of Oregon running back Shawn Doman.

The 6-2, 200 pound running back stars from Canby High School runs a 4.5/40 and has a 30-inch vertical leap. Last week, he rushed for 151 yards on 18 carries. This type of consistent performance by Doman has generated recruiting attention from some of the top football programs in the West.

"So far I have been offered a scholarship by Oregon State," Doman confirmed, "but I'm hearing from Oregon, BYU, Washington, Washington State, and Arizona State.

"BYU has been consistently sending me letters," he added, "but I haven't heard from any of the coaches. Oregon said that they wanted to watch some more of my games before they offered," Doman said.

Doman said he has been playing varsity football for Canby, a 4A school, since his sophomore year. He led his team in rushing yards as a sophomore and received all-league honors his junior year on both offense and defense.

"Right now my top three schools are Oregon State, Oregon and BYU." Doman said.

Doman said his first cousin and former Cougar, Brandon Doman, has offered some advice on the recruiting process.

"He said if I get a scholarship, take it!" Doman remarked. Doman has already qualified academically with a passing ACT score and grades.

He said his style of play is the juking type, but as a solid upfield runner.

Shawn played last year with another Doman, another cousin named Sam – who is currently serving an LDS mission in the Dominican Republic.

Doman said Sam was one of the best quarterbacks in the state last year, but didn't put up huge numbers because of the style of play of his football team. Sam didn't enroll in college, but told Shawn he would like to play wherever Shawn decided to play. recently spoke with Brandon Doman's father who believes Sam will have a spot on the BYU team when he gets back from his mission.

Shawn, meanwhile, has LDS mission plans of his own. He wants to go to attend college for semester before leaving on his mission. He said he will probably redshirt his freshman year, but would wait and see.

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