"Doman's back!" exclaimed 6'2", 200 pound safety prospect Shawn Doman who is heading to BYU to continue playing football despite the fact he hasn't taken any official visits to the school yet.
"Yeah, I committed this weekend this Saturday [Dec.18th]," said the cousin of former BYU QB Brandon Doman. "I committed to Coach Lamb. They came out and were real excited and said they wanted me to play for them.
"They've always been sending me letters but since they fired Crowton they just, well, we gave them a high light film and they called, came out and visited. Bronco Mendenhall called after I committed and he was really excited and looking forward to meeting me."
Although he will probably end up as a safety on head coach Bronco Mendenhall's swarm defense, BYU coaches feel Doman possesses the athleticism to possibly play the running back position, and coaches will give him the chance to prove it.
"I think most of the coaches want me as a defensive player, safety," Doman said. "They said I could try what ever I wanted. I don't really care but I would really like to try running back out.
"As a running back, I had 600 yards rushing. I scored probably 8 touchdowns last season. I was our leading receiver with around 20 receptions out of the backfield I was timed at a 4.5. I went to the BYU camp my sophomore year for their summer camp."
Doman's most impressive numbers are his 6'2, 200 frame, 275 pound bench, 380 pound squat and 4.5 forty speed. Doman's defensive numbers aren't as attention grabbing. However, Doman explains why his don't reflect his abilities as a defensive player.
"Defensively I had like 61 tackles as a safety," Doman recounted. "I had three picks and one for a touchdown. They didn't throw to my side very much. They were scared."
Many PAC-10 coaches followed Doman's prep career closely and a few offered, but many shied away once they knew Doman wouldn't budged from serving an LDS mission.
"Oregon State offered me; Oregon, Washington and Arizona State would send me letters," said Doman. "I think Oregon State and Oregon didn't really want me to go (mission) and they said they would wait but I just didn't really know."
So why did Doman pick BYU over some good PAC-10 competition?
"I committed to BYU because of the mission thing and the environment."