One of the fastest rising players state wide is Aloha’s Dominic Johnson ( 6-2 245 Sr.FB/LB). The transfer from Grant has showed up on the scene over at Aloha and has looked nothing short of phenomenal. He played on the D line for the Generals last season before moving to the Beaverton area, and had a very impressive off season on the camp circuit.
Johnson will start at backer this year and has been super quick coming off the edge in past seasons. One of the country’s top lineman Brayden Kearsley says, ” Domo could be a unanimous first team all league kid this year and a potential defensive player of the year candidate in the Metro …He is that good”. I would actually tend to agree the more that I see Johnson as he just continues to get better and more relentless.
He will be lead blocking and also carrying the ball from his fullback position, while clearing the way for one of the country’s top backs in Thomas Tyner. Domo says, ” Im starting both ways and Im being used in a lot of different sets which include trips, off set pro, single back, and even tight end”. He continued, ” the guys have been great and the coaches have welcomed me with open arms”.
If Tyner can stay healthy and do his thing, the line is as good as any state wide and they are legit state title contenders. Domo is a kid that has been in transition over the last year with the move, but has received interest from a host of different schools. For the most part he has been under the radar and understands he needs to have a big season to put himself on the map. ” I have kept in contact with Oregon St and some JC’s and will hopefully get some looks based on this year… I plan on going to a lot of OSU games, and having a good first three games to use for film”.
I was extremely impressed with Dominic’s desire to get himself out there during our elite events in the winter. He went against the best athletes in Oregon and Washington and was typically one of the top kids in attendance. He is legitimately one of the best two way threats in the Metro League and potentially the state. We wish Domo continued success and will bring you updates on him as the year progresses.