After weeks of sitting on the edge of their seats, Kevin Wilson and the Indiana football coaching staff have finally added one of the key missing links of the 2014 recruiting class. Wide receiver Dominique Booth committed to Wilson and the Hoosiers this evening over the Missouri Tigers. Booth, a one time Tennessee commit, was all but headed to Knoxville to play his college ball until Butch Jones and the Vols told Dominique he could no longer enroll early, changing Booth's recruitment and college plans abruptly.
With Booth no longer headed to Knoxville, he still plans to enroll early and will be in Bloomington soon. Wilson, co-offensive coordinator Kevin Johns, and the rest of the staff, who always had their eyes on the star wide out from Pike High School in Indianapolis, were some of the first coaches to reach out to him after he had to open his recruitment back up. Weeks later, Booth would sign a mid-year agreement with the Hoosiers after staying in contact with the staff and visiting campus, putting IU one step closer in adding the four star prospect to the roster. Tonight it all became official when he finally announced he is now the 18th class of 2014 prospect to commit to the IU program after the staff received the verbal commitment of Florida defensive back Derrick Tindal earlier this afternoon.
In a recent press release from the University, Hoosier head coach Kevin Wilson had the following to say on his newest scoring threat:
"Dominique is one of the premier wide receivers in the country. We have been on him for several years. From day one, we made a commitment to recruit the state of Indiana and it is nice to get another Indianapolis metro player who can help our program take that next step. Dominique is ready to shine of the national stage and to continue the lineage of great Indiana receivers. He is a tremendous student who is very mature physically and mentally. Dominique is a perfect fit for our offense, one which became the first in Big Ten history with five 1,000 yard receivers on the same team, and we can't wait for him to arrive in Bloomington."
Booth, a 6-1 200 pound, four star prospect, is currently the 34th receiver and 235th overall prospect in the class of 2014, according to the 247Sports Composite. He caught 99 passes for 1,266 and 16 touchdowns over the last two seasons at Pike and should have no problem cracking the lineup as soon as he hits the field in Bloomington. With Indiana losing play makers such as Kofi Hughes, Duwyce Wilson and Cody Latimer, playing time at the wide receiver position is prime for the taking. Since Booth arrives on campus soon, he will be able to go through spring practice in a couple months, putting him one step closer to earning major minutes early on in his Hoosier career.
Before you watch him catch touchdowns from Hoosier quarterbacks, see what Indiana is getting with Dominique Booth, with these highlights below: