Booth talks Tennessee

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With the days before National Signing Day 2013 winding down, Butch Jones and his Tennessee coaching staff are getting a head start on the 2014 class.

And the first junior visitor to step foot on campus under Jones' staff was 6-foot-1, 190-pound wide receiver prospect Dominique Booth. The Indianapolis, Ind., native slipped into town for an unofficial visit and took in the sites of the Tennessee Memphis basketball game last weekend.

"The energy at Tennessee was great," Booth told InsideTennessee.com. "I went to the basketball game and it was crazy in there. The people were all coming up to coach Jones and stuff. It was cool. I added more than 100 Tennessee fans on Twitter while I was there. The fans just love Tennessee.

"I really liked the campus and how close everything was. You don't have to go all over the place because everything is right there."

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has been recruiting Booth since his sophomore year.
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Booth, who claims 4.5 40-yard dash speed, includes Tennessee in his list of top schools along with Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Mississippi State and Indiana. Luckily, for the coaches at Tennessee, there has been a long-standing relationship with the speedster.

"I have a good relationship with all the coaches at Tennessee from Cincinnati," he said. "I know the wide receivers coach (Zach Azzanni) from Wisconsin. Coach Jones has been recruiting me since I was a sophomore in high school and some guys my high school went to play for him."

A four-star prospect according to FOX Sports NEXT, Booth is a shifty receiver that loves to catch the ball in open space.

"I'm a slot receiver and I am quick," he said. "I'm good with the ball and can get yards after the catch. I can make plays and break tackles. I am football smart that helps because I am not a big receiver."

The Pike (Ind.) High School junior has a 3.5 core GPA and is focusing on his academics this winter, which will be very important in where he chooses to spend his college years.

"Academics and getting a degree is the most important thing," Booth said. "I want a coaching staff that I connect with too. A good receivers coach that can coach me to my potential and an offense that fits my skill set."

As a junior, Booth reeled in nearly 70 catches for more than 800 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Stay tuned for more on Tennessee football recruiting from InsideTennessee.com.

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