He's a baseball player that is committed to Oklahoma State for the 2020 class, but don't go to sleep on Dom Johnson in the fall as he is a hard-hitting cornerback that Edmond Santa Fe is glad to have as a two-sport athlete. Could he do the same at the collegiate level?
MUSTANG -- I had a flashback at the Mustang Team Camp as I was asking Edmond Santa Fe defensive coordinator and the coach that assists with recruiting of Santa Fe football players Chris Rose about some of the Wolves players and he recommended that I watch and talk to a cornerback in number 6 Dom Johnson. It took me awhile to realize it but a few years back when I coached little league football in Stillwater, coaching a team that included some of the Oklahoma State coaches sons and team doctor Val Gene Iven's son along with others that Santa Fe's cornerback number 6 was one of my players. Dom Johnson is the son of former Oklahoma State cornerback Andre Johnson, who also helped coach that team. I remembered we had to often dial Dom back a notch as he was very physical. He had plenty of skill, smart, and very enthusiastic. He loves the game. He and his dad commuted from Edmond to be involved with the team.
Fast forward to today and Dom is a member of the class of 2020 and he is already committed to Oklahoma State for baseball. He has moved over to Santa Fe from Bishop McGuinness. He is a second baseman and shortstop in baseball that Perfect Game says is a mobile player that can also play outfield, has a good arm. He ran a 6.82 in the 60-yard dash and is 5-9, 165 pounds.
"Both my parents went there and I went up there as a fan, and I played on some teams in Stillwater and it was good," Johnson explained of his commitment to the Cowboys. "Then I went up there as a recruit and I fell in love with it immediately. They treated me like the man and I loved that."
He likely could be a two-sport athlete at the next level. He is very physical still at corner and plays bigger than his size because of that. He doesn't take anything of any opponents. Last season at McGuinness, he played some on varsity as a freshman and on his only carry scored on a 29-yard run and he also had three tackles.
"That is why I am playing (football) this season," Johnson said. "If that is what happens then that is the way it's going to be. Being my size that is what happens. I'm going to bring it. I'm a dog and I love football."
You can't help but like Dom. He is a 4.0 student and has that "it" factor to him. You can see why Josh Holliday would like him and why Mike Gundy would see something in him as well.