Indiana never gave up on landing Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike Top247 receiver Dominique Booth.
On Tuesday evening, they officially got their man.
The 6-foot, ½, 205-pound Booth is the second commit for the Hoosiers on this day, joining Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Boyd Anderson defensive back Derrick Tindal.
“It’s real exciting,” Booth said.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Booth chose Indiana over his other finalist Missouri. The one-time Tennessee commit is ranked by the 247Sports Composite Ratings as the nation’s No. 34 receiver and No. 3 prospect in the state of Indiana. Booth becomes the top-rated commit in Indiana’s 18-player recruiting class.
The day Booth decommitted from Tennessee, Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson and assistant Kevin Johns did an in-home visit on Dec. 1. They had kept in contact with Booth going back to his July pledge to the Vols. The Hoosiers kept after Booth once he opened the process back up and hosted him on campus twice including for an official visit the weekend of Dec. 13.
“It’s a combination of the offense and the young defense,” Booth said of why he chose Indiana. “I look forward to being around people I know, and being close to home the first time wasn’t that important to me, but the second time I thought about it more and I like that I won’t be too far. Indiana is a good place when you look at their offense, the school is good, so I’m thinking why am I going so far where I can excel somewhere so close?”
Booth will enroll early at Indiana and arrive in Bloomington on Thursday.
“It’s real exciting,” Booth said. “I’m looking forward to spring ball and going in with my other teammates.”
The players on the team had a lot to do with Booth choosing Indiana.
“The first time I ever visited there they included me as a player, and during my official I got along with everyone well and we talked about how next season would go and it’s a good thing to know that your teammates already consider you a contributor already.”
Besides the schools mentioned, Booth was offered by the likes of Alabama, California, Florida State, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.