RB Toney Baker
5-10, 217 pounds, 4.45-seconds in the 40
Ragsdale High School, Jamestown, NC
Prospect Ranking...5-star prospect and No. 4 RB in the nation by Scout.com...No. 3 player in the nation regardless of position by Tom Lemming....No. 1 player in NC and All-American by SuperPrep
Accomplishments...Rushed for 3,031 yards on 290 carries and scored 33 touchdowns as a senior...Ranks third nationally on all-time rushing list with 10,220 yards...North Carolina's all-time leading rusher...Shrine Bowl selection...Named first team all-state...Selected to the prestigious US Army All-American Bowl...Parade All-American
NC State recruiter...Curt Cignetti....Academics...Has work to do but projects as an academic qualifier
The recruiting scene....Had scholarship offers from around the nation but narrowed his choices to NC State, UNC, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech early in the process. An in-home visit from Chuck Amato swung the pendulum in NC State's favor back in November although Baker was a Pack lean for months. Baker made his commitment to NC State on national TV at the US Army All-American Bowl.
Scouting Report...Baker is defined by his vision and pure running back skills. Has the uncanny ability to see the hole before it develops but also has the power to move the pile. Has great moves and very shifty hips. Doesn't possess blazing speed but has adequate quickness. Very tough runner that runs low and is tough to bring down in open space.
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