Nebraska commitment JoJo Domann is looking to help his high school team win their third straight Colorado 4A state championship this season. Despite the intense focus, Domann found some time to head to Lincoln this weekend for the Huskers’ matchup with BYU.
“I loved it,” said Domann. “Everything that was going on is exactly what college football is all about. The atmosphere was pretty unbelievable. The fans were pumped and I love everything going on there. I also had my brother and one of my teammates with me. I got to share the experience with them. It was nothing but a great visit overall.”
Domann was spotted on the sidelines before the game talking with linebacker coach Trent Bray – Domann’s lead recruiter.
“Telling my grandparents about the game, my grandfather was wondering how he could make time for me on the sidelines?” said Domann. “I honestly have no idea, but we had a five to seven minute conversation, despite him being pumped up for the game. That is what you look for in a coach - someone who is excited about the future, but excited by what’s going on in the moment.”
Despite the last-second loss, Domann liked what he saw.
“Coach Riley told them in the locker room they played tough and played hard,” said Domann. “They obviously have some stuff to fix, but that will come with more practice and game time experience.”
A Pine Creek high school (CO) product, the Eagles are currently 2-0 after knocking off Falcon high school last week – one of the school’s biggest rivals, 35-13. The two met up in the state playoffs last year.
“It was the game of the week on like three different stations. It definitely lived up to the hype,” said Domann. “It was a grind it out type of game and my team answered.
Before choosing Nebraska, Domann had offers from Arizona State, Cal, Kansas State, Virginia and Colorado among others.
For the most part, schools have backed off.
“The ones that are still recruiting me are showing me a great respect for me by not bothering me all the time,” said Domann. “They understand I’m committed, but they aren’t overdoing it. They are doing a good job of every once in a while sending me a message.”
Domann will take his official visit to Nebraska in November, when the Huskers take on Michigan State. He spent much of Saturday helping recruit California athlete Darian Owens to Nebraska with commitment Greg Simmons.