From High School To The NFL: Washington DB Budda Baker

Scout digs through the archives to bring you the tape, evaluation and recruitment of Washington defensive back and NFL hopeful Budda Baker.

High School Analysis:

Baker, the top overall prospect in the NW, is one of the most versatile players in the West and could be ranked a top five prospect at corner as well as running back. We like him at safety and feel his overall athleticism and play making skills should allow to play early in his college career. He doesn't have a typical safety frame, but he plays bigger than his size, has very good speed and is a very dangerous returning punts/kicks as well. 


The Northwest's top prospect in the 2014 class had many people thinking his recruitment was over in December of 2013 when he made a commitment to the Oregon Ducks. However, that commitment didn't last long as Baker decommitted from the Ducks in January and made visits to UCLA and Washington. When it came time to make the final decision on the day before Signing Day  he picked the hometown Huskies. 

When asked what led him to stay home, he told Scout, "I like the coaching staff and I liked all the fans and the players…it was just a fact of me being close to family, being close to my Mom." 

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