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Sunday, December 9, 2012
Interest in Akia Booker picking up

By Miller Safrit

The outlook for Akia Booker (Duncan, S.C./Byrnes) seems to have changed considerably over the last month, as the wide receiver not only added a qualifying test score, but says four new offers arrived within the last week.

"Notre Dame, Clemson, South Carolina, and Florida me offered last week," said Booker, who added that he still holds offers from Tennessee, Arkansas State, and Auburn.

Standing at 6-foot-1, Booker also said he added 15 pounds since last spring and now weighs in at 205 pounds.

"Now, more of these schools are recruiting me as an athlete," he said.

Booker was named a finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina after making 82 catches for 1,549 yards and 18 touchdowns while adding another eight rushing touchdowns.