TCI Road Trip: Clemson feels ‘like family’ to 4-star Booth

TCI Road Trip: Clemson feels ‘like family’ to 4-star Booth


TCI Road Trip: Clemson feels ‘like family’ to 4-star Booth


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The recruitment of four-star 2019 cornerback Andrew Booth took off in the summer. The Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer High prospect picked up a coveted offer from Clemson in late July before collecting offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Ohio State in the days after.

The Clemson Insider continued our extensive recruiting coverage with a road trip to Archer on Wednesday and caught up with Booth, who is still getting used to being a target of big-time programs.

“It’s crazy,” he said. “It’s a lot to take in right now. A couple months ago, I was offer-less. So it’s very humbling, and I thank God for it all. Glory to him.”

Booth (6-0, 180) competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June and was one of the standout performers. He worked out individually for co-defensive backs coach Mike Reed and Mickey Conn, and the Tigers decided to pull the trigger on their offer to him a month later.

“For that to finally come in is amazing,” Booth said of the offer. “I always told them that was my dream offer, so it’s great.”

Booth returned to Clemson earlier this month, making an unofficial visit for the Tigers’ season opener against Kent State.

“It was fantastic,” he said. “Not taking anything away from Kent State, but I mean, it being Kent State and that big and that atmosphere being that crazy… How much better can it get? It’s great.”

While on campus he was able to spend time with Reed, Conn and defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

“We chopped it up a little bit,” Booth said. “They’re great guys.”

In addition to the aforementioned schools, Booth carries offers from Duke, Indiana, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wisconsin among others. Along with Clemson, he said he has been hearing the most from Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama of late.

Booth is taking his time with the process and doesn’t have a decision date in mind right now.

“Really when God tells me the time is ready,” he said. “But right now I’m just focusing on my high school football.”

Overall, Booth has visited Clemson a handful of times, and he said the Tigers are in great shape in his recruitment.

“Definitely at the top,” he said. “Any time I go there, I feel like family. It’s only only an hour and a half away, and the atmosphere is great. Who wouldn’t want to go out there and make a huge play.

“Especially coach Venables, I see him on the sideline going crazy and the passion he has for Clemson. You would love to make a huge play for him and come back to the sideline and celebrate with him.”

Booth is ranked as a top-20 cornerback and top-250 prospect regardless of position in the 2019 class.



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