When the Indiana Hoosiers retired wide receivers Cody Latimer and Kofi Hughes to the NFL after last season, the job of replacing that production naturally fell on the shoulders of Shane Wynn, who was the next best option a season ago out wide. But true freshman Dominique Booth is going to be a receiver to watch this season as the Hoosiers look to continue their dominance on offense.
One of the reasons Indiana has had some much success recently on offense is because of coaching. Head coach Kevin Wilson worked with offensive coordinator Seth Litrell for his first three years with the program. After Litrell took a job at North Carolina, Wilson promoted co-offensive coordinator Kevin Johns. So the position is staying within the family.
Wilson has proven to be one of the very brightest offensive minds in the Big 10 since arriving at Indiana and isn’t afraid to make things happen from a personnel standpoint. That’s why Booth is going to shine as a freshman this season.
With quarterback Nate Sudfeld taking the full-time job after Tre Roberson transferred this offseason, Indiana isn’t going to have a lethal weapon on legs at quarterback. Running back Tevin Coleman is going to make a mighty name for himself in the Big 10, but Sudfeld’s arm is going to have to come into play, which is why Indiana needs a second name to join that of Wynn’s.
Booth, a five-star recruit out of high school, had no shortage of offers from big-time programs in the Big 10, but he chose to stay within the state and play for the Hoosiers, adding to the depth and talent and the Hoosiers’ explosive offense. His role this season could be a large one.