Just a few weeks ago, Phil Booth indicated that he wanted to take visits and not rush into a decision.
With a simple tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Baltimore (Md.) Mt. St. Joseph ended all of that.
"I am committed to be a student-athlete at the University of Villanova," Booth tweeted on Tuesday.
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Ranked No. 78 in the 2014 Rivals150, Booth had been a primary target of Jay Wright and the Wildcats for some time. It had also appeared that 'Nova held the edge, so his decision isn't a surprise, just the timing.
Booth isn't going to blow anybody away because of crazy athleticism. What blows coaches away is his overall package of skill, patience and team play.
He shoots with good range, he is a smart player, he does his job on defense, and he handles the ball well enough to be a dependable secondary option. Booth will need to get stronger, and becoming more dynamic as a scorer off the dribble will make him tougher to defend at the college level.
Booth is the second four-star prospect to commit to Villanova in the class of 2014. Small forward Mikal Bridges pledged a little more than a month ago.
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