Baker Makes It Back To Auburn

Four-star lineman Kendall Baker discusses his visit to Auburn for Saturday's A-Day game.

Atlanta, Ga.—A talented lineman capable of playing on either side of the ball on the next level, big Kendall Baker from Marist High was in Auburn on Saturday for the A-Day Game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Part of a crowd of over 83,000 on hand for Coach Gus Malzahn's first spring game with the Tigers as head coach, Baker says it was impressive to see the support for the program.

"It went really nice," Baker says. "It was good to see that atmosphere and everybody coming out for the spring game. That was nice to see. I think they said somewhere around 83,000. That's a lot of people for a spring game. That shows a good fan base.

"I talked to the coaches and they said it was going to be a good fan base and good atmosphere. The game showed that. The football team looked ready to play and showed the fans what they were going to do this season. Hopefully that reflects when the season starts back up."

Taking a close look at Auburn already one time this spring, the four-star Baker says that he enjoyed getting to see Malzahn and his offense in action during Saturday's game. He notes that he also spent time talking with Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner and likes what he sees out of that group as well.

"I got a chance to talk to him a little bit on the field," Baker says of Malzahn. "He told me they were going to try to mix it up and change up the offense a lot going to the hurry-up sets. On defense I talked to Coach Garner and he wanted to make sure I watched the defensive line. It was pretty nice. It looked like everyone was doing well and the coaching really showed a lot during the game."

With offers from all over the country including Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin, Baker says that the Tigers are definitely in the picture for him just behind his home-state school.

"Auburn was already number two for me or somewhere in there," Baker says. "They are keeping their spot and it's concrete right now. It's really nice to see that atmosphere because I would like to play in front of fans like that, fans that actually show up and cheer at games."

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