Tennessee, Alabama, Florida State and Vanderbilt comprise the final four of four-star wide receiver Dominique Booth (Indianapolis, Ind. Pike) who is the Hoosier state’s top prospect. I am predicting he will commit to the Volunteers and Butch Jones on Friday.
Booth would be the third wide receiver to join the 2014 class joining Lawrence Lee (Pensacola, Fl. West Florida Tech) and Kameel Jackson (Brenham, Texas. Blinn College) and would be lucky number 13 to commit to Jones and the Volunteers if my prediction comes to fruition. Rivals and 247 Sports rank the class inside the top five in the nation which would obviously be solidified with the addition of Booth.
The heavy-lifting in the recruitment of Booth has been done by linebackers coach Steve Stripling and wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni who have served as the primary and secondary recruiters for Booth, respectively. The Volunteers are also hoping to land another four-star wide receiver, Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga. Sandy Creek), who will announce his college decision Jun. 9 but are not viewed as the favorite, so the potential addition of Booth is a big one.
The 6-1, 200-pound Booth has visited Tennessee a few times with his most recent visit coming Apr. 6. He is one of the better route-runners in this class and is deadly after the catch with his ability to weave through traffic and turn a 7-yard slant pattern into a 70-yard touchdown. He could be the go-to target for Josh Dobbs, who is presumed to be the team’s quarterback of the future.
Booth is coming off a 67-catch season for 853 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to a nine-win season for the Red Devils whose season ended in the Class 5A Regional Championship.
Should Booth make the decision to head to “wide receiver u” he could find himself playing for an SEC Championship in a few years with the rest of this promising class.