"I love football," said Booker, who racked up 65 tackles in five games last year, "but I have the grades to get into college. I'm already cleared to walk-on at a school, if that's what I decide to do. If I don't get a scholarship, then I have my grades to fall back on and anything else is just gravy."
As a sophomore, Booker piled up 90 tackles and returned two interceptions for TDs. In 2009, he suffered a torn glute on "a freak play" vs. Mesquite Poteet in a midseason game and was held out of action the following five weeks. However, he returned to the lineup in the final game of the season and is 100% healthy now.
"I'm trying to get my speed down and get bigger," Booker said. "I'd like to get up to 195 or 200 pounds. I have no problem playing in the secondary. I've run a 4.50 and coaches have worked me at both corner and safety in camps. Oklahoma's coaches said that I could be a cover two corner or a downhill safety.
"We could have the best defense in the state of Texas at Forney. Our D is stacked. The coaches don't want to move me from outside linebacker, but I'm also a rover who plays in the secondary. I'm going to play running back this year too, and I'll be returning kicks and punts."