Booth, Tindal commit to Indiana Football

Indiana got a big in-state pickup Tuesday with the announcement that Dominique Booth will play football for the Hoosiers. At the same time, the commit list grew to 18 with Derrick Tindal's announcement on Twitter that he will play for the Hoosiers, too.

Indiana football picked up its 17th and 18th commitments in the class of 2013 on Tuesday.

Pike's Dominique Booth, a four-star recruit, who had offers from schools including Alabama, Florida State, Texas A&M, Missouri and at least five Big Ten schools, chose the Hoosiers. National recruiting analyst Allen Trieu had this report that is up on our site. LINK

The Big Ten schools that had offered the 6-0, 190-pound wide receiver included Wisconsin, Purdue, Illinois and Iowa, along with the Hoosiers.

Booth had initially committed to play at Tennessee before de-committing on Dec. 1.

In addition, Indiana also picked up a verbal commitment from Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson CB Derrick Tindal.

Tindal, a 5-11, 165-pound defensive back, had offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Marshall, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina and Syracuse. He had visits planned later this month to both South Carolina and Syracuse before announcing via Twitter Tuesday night that he had chosen the Hoosiers.

Among IU's 18 current commitments are three defensive tackles, offensive tackles and wide receivers, two cornerback and outside linebackers, and one offensive guard, defensive end, running back, tight end and quarterback.

We'll have more on these players and other commitments coming up as we countdown to national signing day in February.

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