Dawg Post Review: Deandre Baker

Dean Legge reviews every member of Georgia's class of 2015 - today Deandre Baker.

Deandre Baker

Cornerback

Miami Northwestern – Miami, Fla.

5-11/175

Stars: 3

No. 72 CB in the country

No. 46 overall player in Florida

Georgia had to hold off Texas to get him, but Deandre Baker did finally stick with the Bulldogs once and for all when he signed with them on National Signing Day in February.

Charlie Strong, Texas’ head coach, had been putting on the full court press for the three-star Miami native. But in the end Baker felt good enough about Athens to stick with the Bulldogs.

Baker committed to Georgia in June at the Mark Richt Camp. His recruiting was really quiet for nearly six months until the Horns started pressing him to visit. Baker was added to the Army All-American Game in November. He wound up visiting Austin in middle January.

And although there was some discussion of Baker winning up with Texas, he stuck with Georgia in the end.

HONORS: Scout.com three-star prospect, No. 59 ranked CB nationally, No. 7 ranked CB in Florida, No. 22 ranked CB in the South region… 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection

SCOUTING: Baker has above average height and long arms. He shows good speed and the ability to turn and run with wide receivers. This is a physical kid, whether it's in press coverage at the line of scrimmage, making a tackle in the open field or going up for a play on the ball. He does everything well, whether in man or zone. - Jamie Newberg

LEGGE’S QUESTION: The question is somewhat standard for a solid defensive back coming out of high school - will he be able to cover in college?

LEGGE’S THOUGHTS: Georgia needed to sign a lot of defensive backs in 2015, and losing Baker after having him committed for seven months would have been pretty damaging. Baker is relatively tall and has good arm length. That’s what you look for in a defensive back. He’s not as fast as others, but his physicality is likely the reason why.


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