Dominique Booth enjoying his second spring

Dominique Booth played in all 12 games as a freshman last season and started the final six at wide receiver. With Nate Sudfeld back in the fold and some extra film session this offseason, he's hoping to take the next step in his career.

Dominique Booth enrolled at Indiana at the semester prior to his freshman season last year which allowed him to get a head start with Spring Football a year ago.

Now, he’s hoping his second spring experience will lead to even more time on the playing field as his sophomore season approaches.

A year ago, Booth played in all 12 games and started the final six. He caught eight passes for 70 yards, including a career-best four catches for 33 yards against Penn State.

“I think whether you go through a season or a spring, whatever the case you gain a little bit of extra experience working closely with your teammates,’’ Booth said. “It comes at you really fast but you get a little more comfortable with every experience you have.’’

One thing Booth likes about this spring is the fact that starting quarterback Nate Sudfeld is back in the fold. Sudfeld suffered a shoulder injury midway through the 2014 season and missed the final six games. Having Sudfeld running the offense just gives the receivers a little more familiarity.

“It’s great having a tall guy back there and you can see him throwing the ball,’’ Booth said. “He slings it good so it’s good to have him out there.’’

One of the things Sudfeld has been doing with all of his receivers this offseason – Booth included – is just spending a lot of time in film study to see where the receivers like getting the ball and working on routes.

“When I came in last spring I didn’t have game experience to put up against the routes I was running to know that ‘Hey, I should have done this or I should have done that’,’’ Booth said. “We just look at stuff in detail, every play that we ran, the route concepts that I had. And (Sudfeld) will tell me if I have this guy he would rather I flatten more than go deep or this one just go deep. So it was good. It’s good to be on the same page with the guy that I’ve been working with for a year and a half now.’’


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