Carson Baker didn't waste much time making a commitment to the Pittsburgh Panthers. He had been making his rounds at several prospect camps. He picked up an offer from Toledo. He then went to Pittsburgh, camped, and got an offer. Late last week, he made the call and decided to be a Panther.
"I'm real excited about everything that's happening, and I feel blessed about everything I've accomplished, and everyone who has been a part of it."
Prior to the camp, and committing, Baker went to Pitt to watch one of their spring practices. Obviously, as a prospect you get an up close look at the campus. In addition to that, Baker learned a little more about Pitt's offense, which ultimately led to his decision.
"I met the coaches there, and that's where it kind of hit," Baker said. "I love to hit. That's my kind of offense; not too flashy."
Baker, a first-team all-conference selection for offense this past season, could tell from the start of Pitt's prospect camp, that it was going to go well. From the spring practice, he hoped to go camping there. From the start of camp, he worked towards getting that offer.
"It went pretty well, I think," I thought I did pretty good. I thought I was going to do good at the camp. I did great, and I felt I did good for the coaches."
In particular, offensive line coach Jim Hueber.
"That guy knows what he's talking about," Baker added. "He's been around and he's pretty knowledgeable about the game."
One factor that might factor in a recruit's decision, would be Pitt's eventual move to the ACC. Though Baker likes the idea of the new conference, it wasnt a deal breaker in him becoming a Panther.
"It wasn't really too much of a factor, but it is kind of a fresh start," Baker said. "It will just be exciting being there a part of the whole team."