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Dominique Booth from a football family

9/25/2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- When college programs came to see Indianapolis Pike's seniors last year, one prospect coaches came away raving about was then-sophomore receiver Dominique Booth. The 2014 prospect was Pike's top receiver and one of its best playmakers.

Now a top junior in the Midwest, Booth has more than a dozen offers and Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State are all showing serious interest in the 6-foot-1, 195-pound receiver.

As a sophomore, Booth led Pike in receiving, and going into last weekend's game had 29 catches for around 350 yards and five scores through five games of his junior season despite a bad thumb.

"I feel like there's more I can do," Booth said. "My goal is in big games to have like 10 catches, 100 yards and a touchdown."

Those numbers are not out of reach for a player of Booth's caliber, and the season will get easier from here on out. Pike's toughest tests came in the first half of the year.

It should not be much of a surprise either that Booth is one of the city's top players and a major BCS prospect. Booth's father was a high school coach at Broad River, his grandfather played at Temple, and his uncle Issac was a fifth-round draft pick from Cal and played three seasons in the NFL.

The surprise is Booth's first full year at receiver was not until last season. A quarterback at the time, Booth did not join Pike until a week before the season started his freshman season, and by then the job was given to Brent Lyles.

"(The transition) went all right. It's just being an athlete really and doing things once you get the ball in your hands," he said. "Nothing changed for me, just making plays when I get the ball."