Devin Booker has completed all four official visits and plans to decide before the early signing period. He will also return to Missouri this weekend for a return visit with his father, who will be honored along with Missouri’s 1994 Big 8 Championship team.
“I can’t really base my decision on my official visits, because all of them were great,” Booker said. “I think it’s more what I’ve learned throughout the process. Because whenever you go on a visit, you always feel like that’s the place. That’s what official visits are supposed to do.
“So right now, I’m just trying to talk with my parents and try to figure this thing out soon. I want to get it done before the signing period (ends), but I’m not going to force myself.”
Booker visited both Kentucky and Michigan State on the weekend of Sept. 6-9 and went to Michigan on Oct. 5. He arrived back in Mississippi Sunday after the first of consecutive trips to Columbia, Mo., with plans to return to this weekend when his father, Melvin, is honored along with the rest of Missouri’s 1994 Big 8 championship team.
A number of published reports have stated that Booker planned to make his public verbal commitment Oct. 31, but he reiterated Monday that he has not set a date for an announcement. He added that he declined an opportunity to make his announcement live on national television.
“I want all my family from Michigan to be able to come down here, so we have to come up with a date that works for them,” Booker said. “ESPN talked to us about (broadcasting the announcement), but I decided I didn’t want to do it that way. I don’t want that pressure.”