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After de-committing from Tennessee in late November, Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike wide receiver Dominique Booth took his time to make sure he got this decision right. On Tuesday, the four-star announced his decision to stay in-state at Indiana.
"I decided on IU," Booth reported. "The first time I got caught up in the big names and I liked them schools, but when I looked at the offense here, the education I can get in-state and being a bigger part of something that has never been done before at the school is something that is really attractive to me. That was really what went into the decision of choosing Indiana."
Immediately after Booth decided to part ways with the Volunteers, Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson was in-home with the four-star wide receiver to sell him on being a Hoosier. Indiana's presence in his recruitment from the start was a big factor in Booth's final decision.
"They have been consistent and a lot of schools hadn't," Booth said. "A lot of schools recruited me hard, then when I committed didn't talk to me at all. [Indiana] has always been consistent, always been there for me. It was the only place I felt completely comfortable in and had that family-type feel to it."
The reason Booth de-committed from Tennessee was because he was not going to be able to enroll mid-year in Knoxville. At Indiana they will have him come in as a mid-year enrollee.
In fact, Booth plans to be on campus ready to start classes this Thursday, and he is excited to get his Indiana career started.
"It's a relief, especially after I felt like I was done with it," Booth said.
"At IU, the players already accept me as a guy who is going to be playing alongside them. When I was on my official we spent two hours one night just talking about next year and what we are going to do. It's a good feeling knowing you are going to a team with players who accept you and want you to be a part of what they're trying to do."
In the 6-foot, 200-pound Booth, Indiana is getting the nation's No. 46 ranked wide receiver and the No. 4 player in the state of Indiana for the class of 2014.