Can FSU get Baker to make the switch?

Ryan Baker is a LSU commitment from Blountstown, which is normally Florida State territory. Up until recently Baker hadn't been hearing much from, but that has since changed. Today he hosted coaches from FSU, and NoleDigest caught up with him to see if they were able to give him something to think about.

Legendary head coach Bobby Bowden and longtime defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews made an in-home visit on Monday to see Blountstown, FL standout Ryan Baker. For Baker it was nice having the coaches in-home, but it looks as though it may be too late. He said, "Coach Bowden was telling me that it didn't matter where I played, but Coach Andrews was telling me he wants me in the secondary. I prefer linebacker because that's where I think I'll make the most impact."

The 4-star linebacker committed to LSU over the summer, but he grew up a fan of the Seminoles. Baker states that for the Seminoles it may be a case of being too late with the offer. "The visit from the coaches didn't really change anything for me. My mind is made. I'm going to LSU. I gave my word to the coaches at LSU I was going, and my daddy taught me when I say something its final. I feel FSU waited too long. They say the want the best, and I feel I am one of the best. But I found another opportunity at LSU," stated Baker.

While Baker said he is "pretty much done with recruiting", he told NoleDigest that he is taking a visit this weekend to FSU to make sure. He said, "I've got to think about it the next couple days, but I think my mom and I are going to go this weekend. My mom gave Coach Bowden and Andrews her word we'll be there. I am going just to make sure I made the right choice."

With a stellar visit the coaches may give Baker something to think about, but as of right now he says he is "100% an LSU Tiger". Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Baker and the rest of the 2008 recruiting class.

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