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After spending four months on the Tennessee commitment list, four-star Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike wide receiver Dominique Booth is now headed in a different direction.
Booth made the decision this weekend to de-commit from Tennessee and announced it Sunday night.
"It was kind of simple," Booth said. "Since last January my plans were to graduate early and move forward. A few weeks ago they let me know that I couldn't come early. That has been my goal for a long time, so I opened my recruitment back up to see what else I can do at this point."
Even before it was public knowledge that he had re-opened his recruitment, the next phase of Booth's recruitment had already started. Indiana coaches made the short drive up from Bloomington to sit down with Booth Sunday evening.
"Coach Wilson and the receivers coach, Coach [Kevin] Johns, we went out to eat," Booth said. "We had a great conversation. They were upfront with everything and that's what I want to deal with. There's a lot of good things going on with them."
One key topic of conversation between Booth and the Indiana coaches was the ability to enroll early and start classes next month, which also included a discussion about the financial aid agreement for early enrollees.
"In the Big Ten, when you sign a financial aid agreement that is the only school you can go to," Booth said. "So, I am going to wait on that, but they have sent me the papers."
Indiana has recruited Booth since early in his high school career, and the Indianapolis native saw what the Hoosiers were able to do offensively during the 2013 season.
"They had five 1,000-yard offensive players, so what's better than that?" Booth stated. "It's impressive and they have kept in touch with me along the way."
Other schools like Kentucky, Missouri, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt have been tossed about as potential landing spots for Booth in the wake of his Tennessee de-commitment, but the four-star receiver is not ready to speculate on which programs will be a part of his recruitment beyond Indiana.
"I probably will have more for you later this week because there is a lot going on, and a lot of people getting back with my high school coach," Booth said. "There is nothing concrete just because it was just last night. I know some coaches want me to give them a call, and when they come to visit me I'll put that out. Until something like that happens I'm not ready to put out any other schools."
Booth said he does expect to make an official visit this weekend, but is not sure to which destination that will be yet.