A talented quarterback from the Pacific Northwest has garnered his first scholarship offer, and it has come from BYU. Class of 2015 quarterback Kimane Domena was offered by BYU on Friday, and is the second offer the Cougars have made for the class of 2015.
The other 2015 offer went out in the summer to another quarterback: Austin Kafentzis of Jordan High School in Utah -- a player who just won Utah's Mr. Football as a sophomore. BYU was also first to offer Kafentzis.
Domena is a 6'2", 185-pound quarterback of the Roosevelt Roughriders in Portland, Oregon. Like Kafentzis, Domena is a dual-threat signal caller. He averaged 162 passing yards and another 87 rushing per game while completing 52% of his passes.
His stats aren't quite as scintillating as Kafentzis's (not everyone can be the best football player in his state), but Domena showed plenty of solid play that should grow into similar production by the time he graduates. Domena's best game of 2012 was probably his team's last regular-season game, in which he threw 12-24 for 203 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INT, while rushing for 177 yards on 16 carries.
Based on this lengthy highlight video, Domena throws a clean ball with decent touch and an ability to throw downfield. His running instincts and speed are rather impressive for a sophomore as well.
The sophomore led the Roughriders to a 7-3 regular-season record in 2012, including a 5-0 record on the road, and also spent some time on defense at free safety.
With the first two offers of the 2015 class both going to quarterbacks, BYU is making it clear it does not want to be left bereft of top quarterback talent by putting all its eggs in the basket of one QB. 2015 will also be the first season for Elite 11 MVP Tanner Mangum, who will be returning from his mission.