St. Vincent-St. Mary junior football player Dante Booker already has several Division I college scholarship offers.
Booker, a outside linebacker, now also has another distinction – being ranked the No. 1 player in the state of Ohio in the class of 2014 class, according to Rivals.com.
“I think it is a great thing,” St. V-M coach Dan Boarman said. “I still believe his best football is ahead of him. He expects to grow physically and mentally in the game of football and I know he will too. It will be interesting to see where he is as a senior.”
Booker, who is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, has offers from “about two dozen” colleges from the Big Ten and Mid-American Conference, Boarman said.
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State are just a few of the schools that have offered.
“Once Ohio State and Michigan offer, they all come in,” Boarman said. “Various Big Ten and MAC schools are interested, including Akron.”
Other Irish players garner interest
Boarman also said a few other Fighting Irish players are receiving a lot of interest. Senior wide receiver Jordan Hargrove has an offer from Ohio Dominican and Eastern Illinois, junior wide receiver-quarterback-defensive back Aaron Bushner has an offer from Toledo and Akron has offered senior wide receiver-cornerback Fransohn Bickley.