Trotwood QB Is One Of Ohio's Top Juniors

Trotwood-Madison quarterback Domonick Britt had a very good 2006 season against a tough schedule in the Dayton area. Britt is one of Ohio's top juniors and possibly one of the top quarterback prospects in the class of 2008. We recently caught up with Britt, as well as Trotwood coach Maurice Douglass, to get their thoughts on the '06 season, the recruiting process and more

One of the top juniors in Ohio is Trotwood-Madison quarterback Domonick Britt and he is beginning to make waves on the national recruiting scene.

Britt (6-5, 192, 4.66) has a scholarship offer from Kent State and is also drawing attention from some of the top programs in the country, including Ohio State.

Trotwood was 7-4 this season and qualified for the playoffs in Division II (Region 8). Britt enjoyed a huge year with 2,889 passing yards, 1,046 rushing yards and 30 total touchdowns (21 passing, 9 rushing).

As a sophomore in 2005, he threw for 930 yards and 10 scores.

Trotwood head coach Maurice Douglass – a former NFL cornerback with the Chicago Bears – thinks that Britt made huge strides in his second year as a varsity starter.

"He really did a good job of running our offense and making plays," Douglass said. "We changed from I-spread into a totally spread offense and I thought he made dramatic improvements from his sophomore year in terms of reading defenses. He does a great job of taking what the defense gives him whether it's the run or pass.

"And the more football he plays he is just going to get better and better. Last year was his first summer of football. He had played AAU basketball the last few summers, but he worked on football last summer and you could see the results. You can see his growth as a quarterback and he's just going to keep getting better."

Britt is a tough competitor, but he also has a laid-back personality and is able to stay calm during big moments.

"He reminds me of Vince Young in his demeanor on the field," Douglass said. "He doesn't get rattled and doesn't let much get to him. He keeps his teammates loose. He's not a joker, but sometimes he's joking. He commands respect and attention with his work ethic. No one is going to out-work him."

Douglass knows the recruiting process is just really beginning for Britt. The letters are arriving in droves and Britt could be one of the top QB prospects in the 2008 class when the rankings come out.

His early leader is Ohio State, with a lot of emphasis placed on early.

"I know he really likes O-State," Douglass said. "He's being looked at by just about every big school in the country except USC. Florida recently came in here. Michigan, Texas, Florida State, everyone."

Britt explained what stands out to him about OSU. "I like everything about them," Britt said. "It's a great program and I am definitely going to try to go to their camp this summer."

Britt reflected on his 2006 season and discussed how he thinks he can get even better.

"It was pretty much what I expected this year," he said. "I wanted to do well and I thought we did pretty well, but there's always things you can do better.

"I want to work on reading coverages and staying in the pocket longer."

Britt doesn't have many weaknesses as a quarterback. He has a strong arm, he's accurate and he has good athletic ability.

"I think my strengths are my ability to make plays in the pocket and outside of the pocket," Britt said. "I have good arm strength and I also have the mobility to roll out and make plays on the run."

Britt reports a core GPA of 2.5 and has yet to take a college entrance exam.


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