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2025 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dominic Solomon Jr, DB, California University (PA)

Dominic Solomon Jr, DB, California University (PA)
Dominic Solomon Jr. the star defensive back from California University (PA) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Dominic Solomon Jr
  • Position: DB
  • College: California University of Pennsylvania
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • X (Twitter): @_dom9_

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Growing up in my town football was one of the few options I had to make it out and become something of myself.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

I’m more of a team player and just like winning games and those are my favorite moments.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My mom, because her work ethic showed me you have to put in the work to become something and that’s my inspiration.

What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

Bringing a championship to my squad. Winning the conference and having more individual success as well as being a leader for my team to bring us success.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Minkah Fitzpatrick, he’s one of the most unique safeties, very versatile and I would love to pick his brain to learn more about the game.

What are your favorite things about playing football for Cal PA?

We got a very good staff and I’ve learned a lot about the game from them and having moments with my teammates and having a winning culture.

What should we know about Dominic Solomon Jr the person?

I’m a very good person, like seeing everyone win, very confident in myself, very fun person outside of football who likes being with friends.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

3-4 base, our defense kind of mirrors the Steelers defense and I like to move around and play linebacker or defensive back and that’s why I like that defense. Because I am a very versatile player and like to play down in the hole and go out in coverage and blitz and things like that.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

Got to take the good with the bad and keep going down the right path to keep having the success that I need to have.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A leader, someone who is very vocal and bring guys along with him and is a good learner and a good player who can line up anywhere on defense and play everywhere on special teams.

What stands out about your film the most?

I can line up everywhere, I can tackle and cover. I’m a very versatile player who can cover deep or play in the box and that’s what stands out the most as well as play every special teams.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

Rashan Murray, he’s very technical sound and he is really good in coverage and has great ball skills but doesn’t get talked about in the media as much.

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