Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike class of 2014 receiver Dominique Booth picked up his second Big Ten offer in less than a week from Illinois on Monday during a visit to the Illini campus.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Booth was offered by Michigan State last Thursday.
"The campus is beautiful," Booth began in on his Illinois visit. "I had no idea how big and beautiful it was. (Indiana) says they have the best campus rated of all the BCS schools, it was in some journal or something, but this is just as beautiful if not better. The receivers coach obviously knows what he's doing coming from LSU last year. He has a lot of experience. He's coming from a lot of championships and a lot of bowl games. Also I was in the receivers meeting and he has high expectations for his receivers. He doesn't let anything slide and I'm used to playing with high expectations so that's a plus.
"The head coach also made a big impression on me," Booth continued. "He's very family oriented and he grew up as a kid in football. His dad was a coach when he was younger. His morals and everything are in the right place and I think he's going to have this program going in the right direction. He's not going to sugarcoat anything. He was honest with us. He said he'll bring me in with a couple other recruits and turn this thing around. He said he sat down with the staff and he watched my highlight film and he said I'm definitely good enough to play in the Big Ten. I tried on a jersey and everything and it was nice there."
Other programs showing early interest in Booth includes Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Indiana and Kentucky.
Booth earned Second Team All-County this past fall, catching 42 passes for 585 yards and six touchdowns. He reports no favorites very early in the recruiting process.