The 2014 PrepColorado Defensive Player of the Year is JoJo Domann of Pine Creek. The film does not lie and every time I watched Domann he was making a big play. The 6-0 205 pound defender made plays in every aspect of the game establishing himself as one of, if not the best all-around player in Colorado. As a receiver, Domann posted 49 receptions, running the ball, Domann averaged 11 yards a carry. As impressive as Domann was on offense, he dominated on defense.
As Pine Creek went 14-0 winning a second straight 4A title, Domann was all over the field making plays. Beyond dominating, Domann was always making big, game changing plays. As part of his seven interceptions Domann returned one for a score, he also returned a fumble for a score. For good measure Domann blocked a field and defended 10 passes. As athletic as Domann is, weighing 210 and running in the upper 4.5s with great ball skills, it is his instincts that stand out. Domann is a player that has a sense of the game anticipating the offense and making the play. Further, Domann is a physical presence, not only able to finish tackles in the open field, but do it with emphasis.
Domann currently holds two offers with Colorado and Kansas State both on board. The junior projects as one of Colorado’s top prospects and his game, especially the ability to cover and play in the box, make him a great fit against wide open offenses. With two solids offers Domann will continue to gain interest and will have a double digit offer sheet.
Although Domann was the clear choice for Defensive Player of the Year, his teammate and fellow junior defensive end Jack Wibbells, had a big season with 13.5 sacks. Senior linebacker Max McDonald of Rocky Mountain capped a great career with another very good season and Heritage defensive tackle Frank Umu dominated the interior this year.