Baker's Mind Made Up? five-star tailback Toney Baker of Jamestown (N.C.) Ragsdale didn't have the game he had envisioned Saturday during the 68th Annual Shrine Bowl, which showcases the best from North Carolina against the best from South Carolina.

"You know I'd liked to do a little better personally," stated Baker. "We all feel that way as a team."

While splitting time with four-star tailback Montario Hardesty, Baker was held to 52 yards and no touchdowns, but averaged 3.7 yards-per-carry. The holes in the makeshift offensive line just weren't there, but in true Toney fashion Baker didn't allow it frustrate him.

"Not at all," remarked Baker. "You know this is a different level and if you think about it our offense had about a week to get our timing down. You know it takes a lot more time than that. It was a defensive ball game, and they made some plays on defense and they were able to put points on the board because of that."

Although he can't take away the loss to South Carolina, Baker does hope to end his senior season with at least one all-star game victory. The 5-foot-10, 218-pounder will try to get that win in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 15th.

In addition to helping the East beat the West, Baker also plans to announce his college decision. Apparently, Baker has all but made up his mind.

"I have been evaluating all these schools since I was a freshman, so I know what's going on," explained Baker. "I sort of know what I want to do; I'm just going to announce it at the game."

Baker had originally planned to narrow his list of favorites – which includes North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Tennessee – to a final three, but has since decided against that notion.

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