Baker's big on Clemson

Not many 2014 prospects in Georgia have been hotter than Kendall Baker over the past month. He is up to 16 scholarship offers and five schools currently stand out.

"I have really been picking up a lot of offers here lately," Kendall Baker told Scout. "Georgia, Auburn, Ole Miss, North Carolina State, Boston College, and a few more schools have all offered me recently. It has been going real good for me."

Baker told Scout that he is now up to 16 scholarship offers and he is being recruited to play different positions.

"A lot of schools talk about me playing defense, but mention offense and some schools like me all on offense. I could play either offensive tackle or defensive tackle, but I like defense the most right now."

Defensive tackle is the position he is most comfortable at because that is where he plays for Alan Chadwick at Marist. Scout likes him more on the other side of the ball.

That is something that may not be decided until he gets on a college campus.

Before he moves to that campus, he has to decide which school is best for him.

"I do not have one school on top, but I do have five that I like. Georgia, Clemson, Florida State, Auburn, and Alabama are my top five schools," said the 6-foot-6, 282 pound junior out of Atlanta, Ga.

Alabama is the only school in that quintet of schools that has yet to offer this Scout 300 prospect. He has visited two of his top five and one school on that list has really surprised him.

"Clemson is the biggest surprise for me right now. Marion Hobby is the coach recruiting me and I really like him a lot. I have not been there yet, but I really want to get up there and visit Clemson. I did not expect Clemson to be on my mind as much as they have been.

"I have visited Georgia and Florida State and I really liked both visit.

"At FSU, I saw a lot of good things. I like their facilities, I like the campus, and I like Coach [Jimbo] Fisher too. They have a great 3-D highlight video system that stood out to me too.

"I had a real good time when I went to Georgia. It is an in-state school and that is a big deal because it is close to home, a lot of Georgia recruits go there, and it would be easy to see my family and friends if I went to Georgia. They have been playing really good the last couple of years and they look to be on the rise."

Baker has a top five right now, so when could he be ready to announce the school he will be signing with next February?

"I could commit in the summer if I feel right," he said. "If I fall in love, then I will commit. I have to feel right and be completely in love with the school. I will not commit until I know I am ready.

"I am just ready to get on the grind, take some more visits, and figure things out."

Baker is currently a four-star prospect on Scout and ranked as the No. 9 offensive guard in the country.

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