Saturday was a big day for the top prospect in the state of Colorado -- JoJo Domann -- as he scored scholarship offers from Nebraska, following a visit to Lincoln and head coach Mike Riley, and from California.
Domann has offers from the big in-state schools – Colorado and Colorado State – but remarked on the prestige of the Cal degree.
“California’s a great area, and it means a lot that a school like Cal would look at me,” Domann told BearTerritory on Saturday. “They’re looking at me at outside linebacker, and they just like my coverage skills and my ball skills, and the speed I can bring to an outside linebacker position.”
Domann has a 4.58 40 time, but that was last year.
“I’ve gotten a lot faster,” he said. “I’m excited to see what I run.”
While on the subject of numbers, Domann’s cumulative GPA is 3.52.
“I know that they’re Pac-12, and they had Keenan Allen come out of there, so that’s pretty cool, and that they’re up-and-coming right now, still figuring everything out, and that they want to win.”
Domann – who now holds 10 scholarship offers, pulling one down from Arizona State on Monday – was offered by Garret Chachere, Cal’s linebackers coach.
“I’ve talked to him on the phone about three times, and he’s a really cool guy,” Domann said. “He’s really energetic. He called me after my visit with Nebraska to offer me.”
As for the visit with the Cornhuskers?
“It went really well, and they ended up offering me, too, so it was really cool,” Domann said. “30 minutes after I got out of a meeting with coach Riley, a Nebraska coach told me to call him, so I gave him a call, and he said that he’ll come out and see me this spring, and that they wanted to offer me a scholarship.”
Domann said that he’s “trying to convince my parents” to go out to California on a vacation this summer.
“That way, we could go by the campus and talk more with the coaches, and get a tour of the facilities,” he said.