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2023 Recruiting: Gonzaga makes five-star forward Xavier Booker’s list of 10 schools

Plenty of other competition remains.

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2023 five-star forward has announced Gonzaga is one of the 10 schools he is considering.

There is still plenty of work to be done in the recruitment zone, as the Zags are competing against Michigan State, Michigan, Auburn, Ohio State, Purdue, Notre Dame, Indiana, Cincinnati, and Oregon.

The 247Sports Composite ranks Booker as the No. 58 prospect and No. 11 forward in the country. Standing at 6’10 out of Indianapolis, Indiana, Booker is a perimeter-oriented big with a solid three point shot.

In his brief mention with, he specifically cites Chet Holmgren.

“I’ve grown to develop a really good relationship with coach (Mark) Few, coach (Stephen) Gentry, coach (Roger) Powell and the whole coaching staff. They’re all really good dudes, down to heart for sure. I really like the conference they’re in. They compare me to Chet (Holmgren) and I see the similarities. We have a similar frame, almost the same height, and pretty much the same skillset. We are obviously different in our own ways but I definitely see the resemblance there. I really like what they’re doing with their program. They’ve had a lot of guys similar to me come out of there in one or two years (and go to the NBA) so I definitely think it’s somewhere I could strive in.”

The Zags offered Booker back in June and have been recruiting him hard. Booker has already taken official visits to Michigan State, Purdue, Indiana, and Notre Dame. He will be visiting Ohio State in early September and 247 reports he will visit Michigan in the future. There is no visit date set for Gonzaga yet.