MacPherson invited the defensive back to attend one of Northwestern's camps this summer, where he can fight for a scholarship offer.
The junior defensive back already has the date marked in his calender.
"June 8th," Bookman proclaimed. "That's the date that I'll be there."
"I've been lifting three or four times a week," said Bookman. "And running after all of those, getting my speed where it needs to be, doing drills. It means a lot to me and (Northwestern) is a place I could see myself doing very well."
On the Thursday prior to Northwestern's spring game, Bookman toured campus in Evanston, and made a connection with NU coaches, including MacPherson.
"Coach MacPherson was very welcoming to me and my grandfather when I visited," said Bookman. "It was like he always knew me. That meant a lot to me."
If an offer were to come in June, Bookman would give it very strong consideration.
"Northwestern is a hard school to turn down, and I'm definitely sure I would have a very hard time," he said. "I can't find any negatives in it to say this isn't the right shool for me."