The News-Sentinel sports staff will feature a different verbally committed player for the four NCAA Division I football programs (Ball State, Indiana Notre Dame and Purdue) in Indiana leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 5.
Here is today's Indiana featured commit:
Position: Wide receiver
High School: Pike High School in Indianapolis, Indiana
Weight: 200 pounds
Commitment date: January 7, 2014
Other scholarship offers: 23, including Alabama, Florida State, Michigan State, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Ranking: Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and the No. 46 wide receiver in the country; rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com and the No. 32 wide receiver in the country.
Indiana depth chart at position: Redshirt senior Isaiah Roundtree, senior Shane Wynn, senior Nick Stone, redshirt freshman Isaac Griffith, redshirt sophomore Ricky Jones, redshirt freshman Anthony Young.
Scouting report: Coach Kevin Wilson may not be winning as many games as Indiana fans hoped at this point in his tenure, but they cannot complain about the quality of talent he is bringing in on both sides of the ball. Booth is just the latest big-name player to spurn big offers to come to Bloomington. Booth originally committed to Tennessee, but reopened his recruitment on Dec. 1 after finding out he would not be able to enroll early and committed to the Hoosiers over a month later. You name it, Booth has it in terms of an immediate-impact wide receiver at the college level. He is a stellar possession receiver with good technique and size with speed to go along with it. With Cody Latimer off to the NFL, a position is open, and it may be Booth that takes it as soon as the fall with a great spring and summer.