George Baker Talks About his Recruitment

Three star CB George Baker has a soft verbal commitment to Auburn, but has opened things up and went on an official visit with Rutgers on Dec. 14. Come see what his impressions were of the campus and when he plans on making his final choice.

While cornerback George Baker out of Miami, Fla. has a soft verbal with Auburn, he's opened up his recruiting and went on an official visit with Rutgers on Dec. 14 and came out impressed.

"It went good," Baker said. "I was able to spend time with [Assistant Head Coach and Secondary Coach] Chris Demarest and got to watch the team practice on that Saturday. I got to meet Tim Brown, Ray Rice and Devin McCourty and spend one-on-one time with Coach Schiano. [Schiano] and I just talked and he seemed really interested in me and said that he wants me to go there."

Baker was able to spend time with Tim Brown, also a Miami native, and he was able to give the three star cornerback strong advice.

"He was really nice," he said. "He was telling me not to let anybody pressure me and to follow my heart. If it says to come to Rutgers then I should go there, but if it doesn't then I should make my own decision and not let anyone influence my choice."

As is the case with many recruits, the speedy Archbishop Carroll High School defensive back came out of his visit with good things to say about Schiano. "He's real cool and laid back," he said. "He was good to talk to and showed me the stadium and told me how they were going to add more seats. I felt he was straightforward with me."

The one thing that didn't go well with the Florida resident who is used to sunny skies was the cold weather. It was a new experience and Baker noted that it wasn't that big of a deal.

"It was a cold 34 degrees and snowing," he said. "It was the first time I have ever been in snow and was something different. It wasn't that bad though, I could get used to it."

An official visit with Miami might happen according to Baker as he's expected to get a call from one of the coaches this week. He plans on making his final decision at the end of January after he goes on all of his visits.

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