People come at Dominique Booth from all angles. He tries to determine their motives.
"Anybody can say to come to their school," the Class of 2014 wide receiver said. "When someone has your real best interests in mind, that's something that you know is sincere. Those will be the schools I'll probably look into more."
Booth traveled to Iowa this weekend with a pair of friends who encouraged him to look at their school of choice. David Kenney, an Indianapolis Pike High teammate, and Carmel (IN) High's John Kenny , both verbally committed to the Hawkeye '13 class.
"It was really good," Booth said of his Iowa visit. "It was a positive for me to come down here and see it; see what these guys are talking about. I didn't really know much about it. I know a lot more than I did. So, that's good."
"I want to go somewhere there's a good head coach with high moral standing and a program with a good competitive spirit; a winning program," he said. "I'm not used to losing. I don't want to go somewhere for four years and lose."
Booth felt good about his visit to Iowa. He pointed to an area which could help the Hawkeyes down the line in acquiring his services.
"The new offensive coordinator (Greg Davis) is a really big plus for them," Booth said of the Hawkeyes. "A few years ago, I remember watching a game of theirs and they were really pounding the ball. They ran.
"Now, they're putting a whole new system in and throw the ball more. They even have some no-huddle going on sometimes, so that's good."
Style of play ranks high on Booth's list of desires in a program.
"It's important," he said. "You don't want to go to a team where you're blocking all the time."
Booth has in mind the schools that stand out to him.
"In your head, you think about the places you like and the places where you couldn't see yourself," he said. "You know who is in the top and who might be at the bottom."
That's as far as he'll go, though.
"There are a few (schools near the top of his list), but I don't really want to give that away yet," Booth said. "It's also hard to say because I'm kind of waiting on a few offers. I haven't dropped anybody or anything like that."
Booth has visited around 15 different schools unofficially. It's helped him get closer to a decision.
"I feel like it's not going to be long but I don't think it will be this big thing where it comes out of nowhere," Booth said.
Booth said that choice would come after his junior season at the earliest. He's looking to major in athletic training or sports medicine to prepare himself for medical school.