Busy week ahead for Booth
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With a goal of enrolling in college next month, Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike's Dominique Booth has a lot of work to do in a short amount of time. He updated the latest in his recruitment Sunday night.
Booth has had a lot of help in the last week from his head coach, Derek Moyers, as well as his father. He expects to sit down with Moyers on Monday to see what schools may be picking up the interest, but already has a busy start to the week with college coach visits.
"Illinois was supposed to come today, but I think there were some weather issues," Booth said. "IU is coming back in tomorrow, South Florida is coming in Tuesday morning and Rutgers is coming in Tuesday night. Mizzou is coming in sometime this week and I'm sure there will be a lot of others coming to the school."
Prior commitments prevented Booth from taking an official visit this weekend, but he was able to slip down to an unofficial visit to Indiana last week.
"I was there Thursday when they had lifting," Booth said. "I watched some highlights with the receivers and quarterbacks, so that was cool. I was with (Hoosiers basketball coach) Tom Crean for a whole hour, so that was really cool too.
"I didn't realize how important schemes are until this year, so I am looking more into offenses. That's why IU is so attractive to me, because their offense is real good."
Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson was the first in-home with Booth last weekend after the four-star wide receiver de-committed from Tennessee. The Hoosiers are certainly a strong player in his recruitment. Booth has not zeroed in on a set list of schools that will factor into his recruitment over the next week, though.
"I have just been taking it in," Booth said. "There are still some new things coming my way, like I know a Syracuse coach is supposed to call me today. A lot of people have said they are going to have recruiting meetings to see what they are doing with the last few spots, like Mississippi State and Alabama."
Booth expects to schedule an official visit for late this week, but he does not feel a need to visit all the schools under consideration before making a college selection.
"All these schools I have been to a couple times," Booth said. "I've been on a lot of visits, and am glad I did that when I was a sophomore and junior."
The goal for Booth is still to enroll in college next month, meaning a decision would have to come in the next few weeks. He is comfortable with that timeline, and has received feedback that most schools showing interest are also comfortable with that timeline.
"Every school that has come up and talked to Coach Moyers has said they have no problem with me coming in January," Booth said. "Most of them are more than willing to ship my financial aid papers, but I told them to hold off because I'm not going to sign anything until next week because I know you can only sign one per conference."
After next weekend college coaches cannot be on the road until January, so it will be a busy, and important, week ahead for Booth as he looks to finalize his college plans.
Josh Helmholdt is the Midwest Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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