ScoutTV: Baker Knew In December

<B>SAN ANTONIO, TX --</B> Jamestown (NC) Ragsdale Tailback Toney Baker talks with ScoutTV after committing to NC State at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

NC State added the number one player in the state when Toney Baker put on the Wolfpack hat today during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The Jamestown (N.C.) Ragsdale running back said he had it in mind for over a month where he would end up.

One on One with Toney Baker

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The US Army All-American Bowl has become a stopping off point of sorts for running backs headed to NC State. The annual event, generally recognized as the nation's most prestigious high school all-star game, boasted NC State-bound backs three of the last four years.

On Saturday, all-american RB Toney Baker of Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, NC made it three out of four when he announced his verbal commitment to the Wolfpack.

"Well, I have decided to take my talents to NC State," said Baker.

When asked whether the departure of RB TA McLendon was a factor in his decision, Baker said, "Not much at all. I wanted to go to NC State whether he had stayed or not."

Recruited by NC State QB coach and recruiting coordinator Curt Cignetti, Baker is almost a shoo-in to become the fourth Parade All-American RB to occupy a spot on the Wolfpack's roster in 2005, joining Andre Brown, Bobby Washington and Darrell Blackman.



-5-star prospect and No. 5 RB in the nation by

-No. 1 player in NC by

-No. 22 player in nation regardless of position by

-SuperPrep All-American

-No. 2 RB in the nation by Tom Lemming


-US Army All-American Bowl selection

-Shrine Bowl selection

-national high school player of the year nominee



Season stats

-rushed for 2,007 yards as a sophomore

-rushed for 3,411 yards as a junior

-rushed for 3,030 yards as a senior

Career accomplishments

-North Carolina career rushing leader with 10,241 yards, surpassing TA McLendon as the state's all-time rusher

-Boasts the No. 2 (3,411 yards) and No. 7 (3,030 yards) single season rushing totals in NC football history

Shrine Bowl Combine Measurables

-Height 5-10, Weight 217 pounds

-Hand-timed 40-yard dash 1st try- 4.4-seconds, 2nd try- 4.38-seconds

-Bench pressed 23 reps of 205 pounds

-Vertical leap- 32-inches

Film Session: Toney Baker

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