INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tennessee four-star receiver commit Dominique Booth and his Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike teammates reeled off 38-straight points in a 38-28 come-from-behind victory over host Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central on Friday evening.
Booth will arrive at Tennessee next fall physically ready to play.
Who We Were There To See
The future Vols receiver is healthy for the first time in more than a year and was coming off a big game the week before, where he caught seven passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
While Booth didn’t find the end zone in this ball game, his presence opened things up for his teammates and he made is fair share of plays as well. At 6-foot-1, 203-pounds, Booth is put together well and will arrive in Knoxville physically ready to play. He’s a sure-handed receiver and strong route runner. Once the football is in his hands, Booth is a powerful runner that is tough to bring to the carpet. He also has some shiftiness to him and can make defenders miss in tight areas.
Pike uses Booth in all facets of their offense. They look for him on wide receiver screens where he can take a short pass and go the distance. They run him on end-arounds and Booth also is a deep threat they like to go downfield to.
Last but certainly not least, Booth is a willing blocker that helps spring Pike’s stable of nice running backs.
Booth is ranked by the 247Composite as the nation's No. 30 receiver and No. 197 prospect overall.
Hoosier Junior Has Chance To Be Highly Recruited
Williams is one of the Hoosier State's top juniors.
Warren Central’s junior safety Mykelti Williams has 195-pounds packed onto his 6-foot frame. He is one of the top 2015 prospects in the Hoosier State and already holds an offer from Indiana. Several other top BCS programs are showing personal interest.
An ankle injury had slowed Williams much of the season, and Friday night was one of the first time he had felt pretty good six games into the season.
Williams is a fluid athlete that can cover receivers in the slot and he’s known around his circle as a big-time hitter.
Finally healthy, look for Williams to have a big finish to his junior season.
Tale Of Two Halves For George
Warren Central senior quarterback Jeff George came out hot, throwing four first-half touchdowns to stake the Warriors to a 28-0 lead.
George looked like his father early, going over the top of the defense and hitting his favorite target in senior receiver Darius Lee, who has a Miami (Ohio) offer, for a 63-yard touchdown. On Warren Central’s second possession, George capped it off with a beautiful throw on the run to his tight end Zach Gegner. It was quickly 21-0 when George hit Lee again, this time for 48 yards.
Holding an offer from Illinois, his father’s alma-mater, George is also hearing from Indiana, Louisville and Purdue. Coming into the game George had thrown 10 touchdown passes to just one interception, but come the second half Warren Central couldn’t get anything going against the Pike defense. The Warriors had less than 100 yards of total offense in the final two quarters and George was picked off late in the game trailing 31-28.
News, Notes & Musings
-Pike senior quarterback Brent Lyles stayed poised throughout the evening and tossed three touchdowns passes, with the go-ahead score being an acrobatic play where he avoided the rush, broke a tackle and found classmate Taylor Sanders in the end zone to go up 31-28. Sanders also had a rushing score and is one of Indiana’s top running backs.
-Pike junior linebacker Quentin Moon led the spirited comeback on his side of the ball making play after play. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Moon is a high-energy player that was in on several key stops in the Warren Central backfield. He forced a fumble, had a sack and he also flies to the football. Indiana is showing the most interest early in the recruiting process and he plans to visit on Saturday for the Penn State game. Playing at the outside linebacker spot opposite Moon was sophomore Aaron Jones (5-11, 190) who was also very active.
-Pike senior defensive tackle Marcus Johnson (6-2, 338) played a big second half in controlling the line of scrimmage.
-Pike has a few young playmakers to keep an eye on. Junior receiver Quentin Taliaferro (6-2, 178) is a nice compliment to Booth while junior Rashad Medaris (5-10, 142) is a smooth player in the slot. Sophomore Johnny Williams (5-10, 160) almost got loose on a couple punt returns.
-Warren Central junior running back Tirone Young has some burst as soon as he touches the football and has good size at 5-10, 190. He caught a four-yard touchdown pass from George.
-Warren Central senior linebacker Noah Perdue (6-2, 205) had a big first half and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him pop up on more radars as the season continues. Senior defensive lineman Max Hernandez (6-3, 245) was also disruptive.
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