Chris Booker visited Jonesboro over the weekend and liked what he saw.
He also liked what he heard from the Arkansas State coaches.
"A lot of schools want me just to play inside (receiver) but I like playing inside and outside,'' he said. “The coaches at A-State told me I could play both."
A one-time Iowa State commit, Booker visited Arkansas State over the weekend.
"I really liked it,'' he said. “I did not know a lot about the place but it was more than I expected."
Out of Union, S.C., the 5-foot-10 receiver started his career at Clemson but left for Kansas after a semester, has been a main force for the Conquistadors. Booker caught 23 passes for 388 yards (16.9 yards per catch) and 3 touchdowns this season. As a freshman, he grabbed 53 passes for 803 yards and 6 touchdowns.
"The weekend went well,'' said Booker. “I really liked it. I like the college, the coaches and the facilities. It was all nice."
It was Booker's first visit to Jonesboro.
"There were so many new buildings, and all the work that was going on, it was really nice. I didn’t know much about it before I went there but they showed me around, all the things they are building.
Booker said he is down to Arkansas State and Utah State before making a decision before Dec. 15, the first day when junior college players who will graduate at mid-term can sign letters-of-intent with 4-year schools.
He said he has not seen any Red Wolves' game on TV but did watch this season’s Missouri game on YouTube and said A-State “should have beaten them."
At Union County High School, Booker helped his team to state title game this senior season. In that game, which Union lost, he caught 4 passes for 62 yards For the season he caught 59 passes for 825 yards and 8 touchdowns.