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A quarterback with strong Shreveport connections is leaving the Oklahoma football field and will perform as ULM Warhawk this fall.

General Booty, the well-traveled son of former Evangel and LSU wide receiver Abram Booty, announced the move on Twitter before speaking to the USA TODAY Network Wednesday afternoon. He attended Calvary Baptist through fifth grade.

“I was in Shreveport until I was 12, and I have a lot of great memories and friends in Louisiana,” he said.

Booty decided to enter the portal in search of a better opportunity to get on the field during his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility. Josh and John David Booty’s cousin, General, said ULM coach Bryant Vincent made an immediate impact.

“His vision for the program, along with the staff and team he put together, was very impressive,” Booty said. “Second, being close to where I grew up in Shreveport, my whole family can come to the games and watch me play.

“Finally, the history of quarterbacks in the (ULM) program with guys like Stan Humphries and Doug Pederson (a former Calvary coach) coming through there and the love of football in the Monroe community.”

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After playing at three high schools, Booty became a three-star recruit at his fourth school, Allen (Texas), in 2021. There he passed for 2,235 yards and 26 touchdowns, while rushing for 401 additional yards and nine more scores.

“It was a different experience, but I enjoyed meeting new people and playing in different systems,” Booty said of his high school move. “I felt it helped me grow both on and off the field.”

He spent one season at Tyler Junior College in 2021, starting all 12 games and leading his team to a 7-5 record. He led the NJCAA in completions (266), attempts (436) and passing yards (3,410) with 27 touchdowns. He transferred to OU in 2022 and played in one game against TCU that fall. Last season, he played briefly in the Sooners’ season opener against Arkansas State.

“I have enjoyed the time I have spent at OU. The people make it a special place,” said Booty. “I learned from Dillion Gabriel how to attack and prepare every match week. Coach Venables taught me the importance of establishing culture and I will cherish the time I had with all my teammates.”

Jimmy Watson covers Louisiana sports for the USA TODAY Network. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @JimmyWatson6.