Instant Impact: Jerome Baker

Another member of the Ohio State 2015 recruiting class has faxed his letter of intent to the Buckeye coaching staff. Jerome Baker is officially a Buckeye.

Jerome Baker

SCHOOL: Cleveland Benedictine.

SIZE: 6-foot-1, 210-pounds.

POSITION: Linebacker.


POSITION RANKING: Number-10 outside linebacker.


SCOUTING REPORT: Very good athlete who is great in chase mode. He runs down a lot of plays from the backside and to the sideline and uses that same agility and lateral ability to slide his way around blockers. Very strong in coverage and shows top notch ball skills for a backer. Must get stronger and improve at taking on blocks when he can't get around them. Is a solid wrap-up tackler but not an explosive striker as a hitter right now. - Allen Trieu.

ON WINNING THE STATE TITLE IN COLUMBUS: “I don’t know yet about official visits and everything, but I’m just happy it’s just two hours away,” he said of OSU. “Coming back down here any time I want to. It’s just amazing to actually win the state championship here and go on to, hopefully, win national championships.”

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