Cincinnati, Ohio--Indianapolis Pike 2014 wide receiver Dominique Booth was named offensive MVP at the Core 6 Showcase Sunday after flashing his 4.44 speed throughout the day’s competition.
“I showed what I was working on this off season pretty much,” Booth told GoBlueWolverine. “I showed I am strong… I got them off of me pretty well. I put some guys down. I showed I was a lot faster than I was last year. I blew past them some guys. Everything today was real well. I showed what I wanted to show and I did what I wanted to do.”
At 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, Booth is coming off an impressive junior season at Pike.
“I had 67 catches, 800 something yards, and 13 touchdowns,” he said. “So, that’s a real good year. I showed I was real good with the ball after the catch, which is what I have always been good at. I was always good with the ball in my hands. I was real involved in blocking schemes and handing the ball off to me and things like that, wildcat quarterback. I’m a guy who does a lot of different things.”
A four-star prospect, Booth says his top-seven schools in no particular order include Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi State. He lists the Wolverines and Buckeyes in his top list despite lacks offers from both programs. It begs the question, is a Maize & Blue offer in the horizon?
“Coach (Curt) Mallory messages me on Facebook pretty much every day,” said Booth regarding his contact with Michigan. “He asks me how my day is going and things like that. He’s on me pretty heavy. They haven’t offered me, yet. On signing day I called in, they told me to call in around lunch time, so I called in and they told me they were fifty-fifty on a decision. He said right now they are not ready to offer me but he said in the near future they will. So I mean I’m not really stressing it but if it happens it happens. It will be a good thing.”
Coming up, Booth says he would like to make his way back to campuses with his mom and checkout the social avenues each school has to offer.
“I have been everywhere already once,” Booth explained. “So, I’m ready to take my mom so she can see everything. I’m going for myself, I’m going socially. The first time I went for academics. I talked football the whole time with them.”
As far as a decision timeline, Booth his choice could be made sometime this spring.
“I plan on doing it mid-April because I have 12 visits coming up,” he explained. “I have been doing recruiting since the summer after my freshman year. So I mean, it’s not that I am tired of it, it’s just that I have been doing it so long I have seen everything I have needed to see. I’m not really looking for anything more. I have excellent options. I’m just ready to make a decision.”
To view the video interview and highlights from Booth’s Core 6 performance, press play below.