2016 Husker Profile: JoJo Domann

A look at Nebraska signee JoJo Domann, a true freshman in 2016 for the Huskers.

JoJo Domann

Position: DB

Height/Weight: 6-foot-1 / 205-pounds

Year: True freshman

2015 review:

Domann was named the 2015 PrepColorado Player of the Year, after helping leaded Pine Creek to a 12-1 record. Domann rushed 37 times for 404 yards, an average of nearly 11 yards per carry and scored 11 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 33 passes for 674 yards and nine receiving touchdowns. Defensively, Domann was a dominant presence racking up 34 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss.

2016 preview:

After a few months of uncertainty, Domann will start his career at the safety spot, but don’t be surprised to see him move to linebacker later in his career.

“Domann is a bullet,” said Nebraska head coach Mike Riley. “He’s an interesting guy and I would imagine when he steps in, he’s a playmaker. He’s all over the field making plays. So we’ll see what he can do.”

Unless Domann can become a “bullet” on special teams, it appears the Colorado prep is headed for a redshirt year. Nebraska already has a stiff competition at safety going and Domann would likely be third-team at best behind Nate Gerry, Kieron Williams, Avery Anderson, Aaron Williams and Antonio Reed. projection:

Domann is just a play-maker. He plays with tremendous passion and effort and always seems to be around the ball. He is being recruited as a defensive player where he is very physical. He is great up around the box in the run game but also makes receivers pay that come across the middle. He is a sure tackler and an effective blitzer. Love his play on special teams. Plays receiver on offense and does a very good job of high pointing the ball, a trait that translates to his play on defense, helping make interceptions. Nebraska recruited him as an athlete, but he’s talented enough to play either in the secondary or at linebacker. – Jason Jewell, Southwest recruiting analyst

How he ended up in Lincoln:

The two-way standout picked the Huskers over offers from Arizona State, California, Colorado, Kansas State, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado State, Nevada, Utah State, Wyoming and interest from others.

A former high school teammate of current Nebraska redshirt freshman Avery Anderson, Domann found the right school for him.

“It definitely helped, but Nebraska is the right fit for me, and in the end that's why I picked them,” said Domann. “It's Nebraska football, that's all I need to say!

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"Talking to Coach Bray about everything and getting all my priorities straight, really Nebraska has everything that I'm looking for in a college. I have said that from day one. All these other colleges came in the picture before and after Nebraska, but in the end I sat down with my parents and broke it down. They have one of the best sports broadcasting programs in the country, which I'm going to major in. They are a college town which is huge for me. They win. I love the coaching staff. It's where I want to be for the next four to five years."


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