Big Game From Booker

Ohio State commit Dante Booker had one of the stronger games of his high school career on Friday night as Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary advanced to the state semifinals.

Ohio State commit Dante Booker may have had his best game of his high school career on Friday night as his team defeated Hubbard in the regional finals.

We always knew the kind of speed, size, and athleticism Booker possessed for the linebacker position. Our doubts on Booker's game have always derived from his hesitation to be physical at the point of attack.

There was no hesitation this past weekend as the four-star senior was in the thick of several tackles and was not afraid to be physical with the Hubbard offensive line. He spoke to Scout about the performance.

"We didn't worry about all the hype and talk about this game," said Booker. "We knew they were going to come in and look for revenge. They're a great team but we played our game. I was happy with my performance and the team's performance. It was fun out there tonight. Hard work pays off."

Booker discussed what he has focused on this season and what he will be working on before his freshman year at Ohio State.

"I really just wanted to continue to work on my speed off the edge for this season," he admitted. "I feel like my athleticism is my strength and I never want it to go away. I'm pretty quick for my size and I want to keep it that way. I need to take on blockers better and I'm still working at that. I feel like I get better every game."

Booker revealed that he would be taking his official visit to Ohio State after the season has completed. He stays in contact with the coaching staff in Columbus regularly and talked about the interaction between the two sides.

"They haven't really told me any specifics yet," he stated. "I know I need to put in the work and put on weight to be ready. I'll play linebacker but a role on the defense hasn't been discussed."

"I'm excited to get to Ohio State but it's all about my current team right now," he continued. "We have a state championship goal and it is still out there for us to accomplish."

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