"It was a lot of things about Indiana," Baker said. "But the main thing was the feel I got while I was there."
Baker visited both Gainesville and Bloomington last week. He admits that when he left the Gator's campus it was all Florida.
"I went to IU thinking I was going to be a Gator," Baker said. "But about an hour into the Indiana visit I knew I would have something to think about and would need to push back my decision. By the next day I was in love with everything about Indiana. I just loved the players, coaches and students."
Baker, 6-foot-6 and 270-pounds, actually told the Hoosiers coaching staff on earlier this week.
"I told them on Tuesday I was coming, that I would like to commit," Baker said. "They welcomed me to the family and they said they were very excited and started chest bumping. I told Florida and they were disappointed. They said that they really wanted me but I told them this was a done deal."
Baker said he hopes to red-shirt as a freshman but if he's called into action he will be ready to play.
"I would prefer it because I know I have a lot to learn and need to get bigger," Baker said. "But you never know. I do know that I plan on doing big things in the Big 10 for Indiana."