If you're the type of recruiting fan that's looking ahead to the best Colorado has to offer for 2016, JoJo Domann is a name to remember.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Pine Creek High School (Colorado Springs) safety is coming off a 4A championship as a sophomore and started all but one game for the 11-2 Eagles, their losses coming against 5A schools Lakewood and Columbine.

"It was crazy," Domann said of his team's run to the title.

"I was starting strong safety. It was a big jump coming from freshman year where we went undefeated."

In his first varsity campaign, Domann recorded 71 tackles with five interceptions, six pass deflections and two touchdowns. Not bad at all for a sophomore.

JoJo Domann
JoJo Domann

"I didn't start the first game against Fountain Fort Carson. By the end of the season we had five sophomores playing a lot. At the beginning of the season we had one," he said.

Pine Creek took out Monarch 21-7 in the 4A semifinals then followed that up with a commanding 49-14 victory in the 4A championship game.

It's early in his recruitment, but Domann has a strong grasp of the process.

He'll play on an upcoming seven-on-seven team that includes some of the state's top talent: Valor Christian defensive backs Eric Lee and Brian Dawkins Jr., Pine Creek quarterback Tommy Lazzaro and safety Avery Anderson, Cherry Creek running back Milo Hall, among others.


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Domann was one of three sophomores to take part in Colorado State's Junior Day on Saturday in Fort Collins.

After basketball season, Domann plans to work with a speed coach in Colorado Springs in an effort to lower his 40-time from 4.6 to the low 4.5s. He'll also hit the recruiting circuit with Anderson and Lee.

Playing in a secondary with the 2015 Rivals four-star prospect Anderson -- who committed to Nebraska over the weekend -- has helped Domann advance his play.

"It definitely raises our level of play, sets a new standard for us. ... Guys coming in obviously want to be like him," Domann said of Anderson. "He's really humble about it, he's really funny. It's a good experience."

Domann has heard from a few schools early on, including Arkansas. His father, former Kansas University safety Craig Domann, is a good friend with Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema. Craig Domann is a sports agent based out of Colorado Springs.

"I've been getting a little of contact, CSU, some other smaller ones," JoJo Domann said. "Arkansas, I won camp MVP out there last summer. They've sent me a couple of letters. My dad's best friends with Bielema."

Domann said he follows his father's alma mater, but recognizes the Jayhawks' football program is struggling.

"I'm a fan. Not as diehard as my dad," he said.

"I've given it some thought, I've sat down with my mom and dad. Obviously a program, if not winning, has a good staff and facilities. Also, I want to major in broadcasting ... or sports marketing, one of the two I want to get into," Domann said.

He also wouldn't mind staying in state or close to Colorado.

"I'd love to stay in-state, or even if not, bordering states," Domann said, adding distance can be difficult for his sister who attends Ball State in Muncie, Ind.

At the end of the day, though, it comes down to a dream school for each recruit. What's Domann's dream school?

"I've been asked this a lot, I really don't have one. I like Kansas ... I'd obviously want to go to a better (football) program. I'm not very good at that (basketball), so that isn't going to happen," he said.

Before the college coaches start calling more and the letters start piling up, Domann wants to add weight and get quicker. His goal is to put on 10 pounds of muscle for his junior campaign, where he'll be featured more on offense as Pine Creek attempts to defend its crown.

Oh, and if you're the type of recruiting fan that's looking ahead to the best Colorado has to offer for the 2017 class, JoJo has a younger brother, Brock, who was a quarterback on Pine Creek's freshman team.

"My brother's a baller ... don't tell him I said that," JoJo wrote via Twitter.

JoJo Domann's Hudl highlights are available here.