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With a bit of LeBron James enthusiasm, Grayslake North incoming senior Titus Booker made his "decision" Thursday, announcing on Twitter where he plans to play college football.
"Officially committed to further my education and take my talents to Indiana University! #BTownBound #Hoosiers15 #GoIU," Booker tweeted.
Booker, who is expected to be one of the top running backs in the state this year, will become the first football player in Grayslake North's young history to sign with an NCAA Division I school. The Knights, who are beginning their ninth year as a program, have gone to the state playoffs each of the last two seasons with Booker as their featured running back.
As a junior last season, the 6-foot, 175-pound Booker rushed for 1,295 yards -- 7 yards per carry -- and 14 touchdowns, despite suffering a high-ankle sprain in Grayslake North's season opener. The injury allowed him to play only five full games.
Also a track standout, Booker showed in the spring that he was back to full speed. In the Class 3A state meet, Booker finished second in the 100-meter dash (10.64) and placed fifth in the 200 (21.81).
He also had scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Miami (Ohio), Buffalo, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Bowling Green and Toledo.
Head coach Kevin Wilson led Indiana to a 5-7 record last season. The Hoosiers finished 3-5 in the Big Ten.