Devin Booker focused on recruiting home stretch

Dylan Burkhardt

13203865-mmmain[1]Devin Booker is back home in Mississippi and will cut his list to “five or seven schools” in the coming weeks. Gulf Live caught up with Booker and his father for an update.

The NCAA’s early signing period begins on Nov. 13, and Melvin Booker said he doesn’t anticipate his son’s final decision coming at any time “past November.” Though Devin has not yet publicly named any favorites, he admitted that Duke and North Carolina might have cooled on him as they have filled their precious few recruiting slots with other players at his position.

“Whenever I feel like the right school is the right school, that’s when I’ll (commit and sign),” Booker said. “I feel like if a school wants me bad enough, they’ll make it happen. The schools that are recruiting me right now have told me that if I really want to go there, they have a spot for me. (Duke and North Carolina) are still recruiting me, and I think if I want to go there I still could, but I want to go with the coaches who have shown me the most interest. And ever since (Duke and North Carolina) got their new (commitments), I haven’t seen much of that.”

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  • Wayman Britt

    Devin- you don’t need to cut your schools down, just sign with UM right now. Get it over with and enjoy your last year of school. Those other big time schools are johnny come lately’s or only warm to you. Who has been there from the start and has shown you love through thick and thin – University of Michigan.

    • TKWolverine

      Well said.

      • Jay Z

        Well said, well said.

    • Mike

      “Through thick and thin”? A smidge overdramatic, but I get what you’re saying =).

  • Jay Z

    Good quote from Devin.

  • jblair52

    Chatman visiting in Sept, Bluiett and Booker probably announcing in the next 2-3 months…seems like we should know how the class fills out pretty soon!

  • Fab 5 Legends

    being that were all UM fans…good to see Duke & UNC cooled down…this would be a big pick up if he were to commit…I can truly see him flourish under Beilein system for 2 yrs before going in the lottery