Baker Receives Another Offer

Time for a decision is drawing near for Bishop Chatard (Indianapolis) DE <b>Ryan Baker</b>. GoBlueWolverine Magazine caught up with Baker Saturday morning as he was just about to leave for the day and he gave us a quick update, including news of another offer.

Bishop Chatard (Indiananoplis) football finished the season by winning its third consecutive Division 3-A Championship. A major part of their success is due to the play of defensive end Ryan Baker (2003 U-M Camper, 6-5, 235 lbs., 4.9 in the 40, 3.5 GPA). Baker has been saying all along that a decision will be made in early December. "I'll make my decision next weekend," Baker said. "I'm still not quite sure who it's going to be."

Michigan had their in-home with Baker this past week. "Coach Carr and Coach Moeller came up and it was nice having them in my house," Baker said. "We talked about Michigan and how I would fit in there."

Baker was on the Notre Dame campus earlier this week and came away with something he'd looking forward too. "They offered me when I was up there," he said. It's been thought that an offer from the Irish would seal the deal for Baker, but he didn't give anything away when asked if he would commit. "Nope," he said. "I mean they're in the mix but I didn't commit."

He also paid a visit to the Purdue campus later in the week. "Man, I didn't think anyone knew I was at Purdue," Baker said. "It was nice, we checked out some academic stuff."

Baker said his final list consits of Purdue, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Boston College. "I figured they are all great academic schools, I don't have to worry about that anymore," he said. "Now I'm looking at the whole programs and see how that goes. No matter where I go I'll have to compete and the coaches are all telling me that I can come in and see how I'd do, then decide whether or not I'll red-shirt. I don't think Purdue will red-shirt me though."

Basketball practice started today for Bishop Chatard, also state champs last season. "It was different," Baker said. "I picked up the ball and it was weird. I swished my first shot so it's ok."

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