Rice hasn't offered Baker yet, but appears to be one of the San Antonio headhunter's finalists for his signature. The other appears to be Texas A&M, whom Baker also mentioned in an Owl Digest interview a couple weeks ago. The Ags are the latest to offer Baker, but appear to be full at his position and are pushing the talented star to consider a "grayshirt" option; meaning he would not enroll in College Station until January 2011.
For a player with Baker's talent, the proposition of sitting out of football for a year can't be too appealing. On the other hand, he would likely play as a freshman at Rice.
He currently holds offers from Texas A&M, Tulsa, and SMU.
He has visited both Rice and A&M unofficially and is mulling over his options at present. An offer from Rice appears to be imminent.
Check out Baker's hard-hitting style here and you can see why the Owls covet his aggressive style of play for their 4-2-5 Defense.