Tommy Doman, Wolverine

Tommy Doman, Wolverine


April 3, 2020
Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s K/P Tommy Doman wearing the Michigan Jordan brand cleats (image via Kohl’s Kicking)

Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s punter Tommy Doman committed to Michigan on Thursday night. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Boston College, Colorado State, Washington State, some MAC schools, some military academies, and some Ivy League schools.

Doman is listed at 6’3″ and 170 lbs. He has the school record for longest field goal (50 yards). On his Hudl page, he claims a 125 lb. bench, a 220 lb. squat, a 185 lb. deadlift, and 12.8 in the 100 meters.

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Chris Sailer Kicking: 5-star, #1 K
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Doman was on Michigan’s radar for a while. I had him down on visitors lists a couple times, but as is often the case with specialists, it’s never clear when offers are extended, whether they’re full scholarship offers, grayshirt offers, preferred walk-on offers, etc. He committed on Thursday night and reports that he will be on full scholarship, which makes sense because punter Will Hart – who came to Michigan as a walk-on – will be a fifth year senior in 2020.

I don’t pretend to know stuff about kickers/punters, so here are some highlights and you can watch the ball go real far and stuff.

He averaged 40.33 yards per punt, according to the above video. So . . . yay!

Doman could walk in and take the punting job immediately in 2021. He is committed to the All-American Bowl and one of the top few rated punters in the country, so that should bode well for the future of Michigan’s special teams.

Michigan now has five commitments in the class of 2021, and Doman was the second on the day, joining Louis Hansen (LINK). He is the first player from St. Mary’s to commit to the Wolverines since linebacker Joshua Ross in the 2017 class.

TTB Rating: Psych!

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    Julio
    Apr 03, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    125-pound bench at 170 pounds? This guy is a weakling! I don’t suppose his arm strength matters much, though.

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    Extrajuice
    Apr 03, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Didn’t we just sign Karl Kerska? Why in the heck are they signing another P/K? Christ! Most good high school kickers walk on at programs and earn scholarships. This is especially the case at Power 5 schools. They don’t hand out full-ride scholarship to every local kid who attends a kicking camp.

    Whatever, as I stated on another post, this program is cashing it in.

    • Thunder
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      Apr 03, 2020 at 1:31 PM

      Kerska is a walk-on. Lots of top programs bring in scholarship specialists. Last year that group included Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Stanford, Georgia, USC, etc.

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        Extrajuice
        Apr 04, 2020 at 2:08 AM

        Were those specialists best offers from Colorado State, Boston College and some MAC schools?

        • Thunder
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          Apr 04, 2020 at 10:43 AM

          I’ll let you go ahead and take a deep dive into the offer lists of specialists who signed elsewhere. The bottom line is that Michigan landed one of the top few punters in the country, and they’re not the only big-time program to offer scholarships to those specialists.

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      je93
      Apr 03, 2020 at 3:36 PM

      We certainly don’t need a Punter locked in so early. Like you said earlier, this kid would have jumped on this offer after Thanksgiving, especially if his senior season gets canceled

      • Thunder
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        Apr 03, 2020 at 6:55 PM

        There’s no harm in getting a punter now if you need a punter in the class.

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          je93
          Apr 04, 2020 at 11:12 PM

          If we were getting widely sought after, highly touted kids, no one would mind a punter being on the commit list so soon

          But with five B1G teams currently outrecruiting UM – including Maryland & RUTGERS – of course fans will grumble

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