The Bulls just received the fax, and its official, George Baker has signed his LOI and will play his college days at USF.
"I always said it was going to come down to a feeling. The place I felt most comfortable, is the place I'll sign with."
The 3-star prospect was ranked #47 at the corner position and had plenty of offers, he was an Auburn commit but in the end it came down to
"I have a real good relationship with all the Coaches. Also, Head coach Jim Leavitt, he's a real cool person, and I like him as a head coach. When I went there on my visit I loved it. Everything was great." Baker added, "I also liked how the players and coaches had a good chemistry."
Baker is one of the most explosive players in the state and the 5'11, 175 pound CB/RB from Archbishop Carroll is also considered one of the fastest, running a 4.37-40 yard dash and posting a 39" vertical This season on defense he wasn't tested much, but had 40 tackles and three interceptions, and on offense had 1,643 yards on 209 carries with 19 touchdowns. He was named all county and Class 6A First team on defense and is being recruited to play corner for the Bulls.
"They're looking at me at corner and the depth chart looks real good. They're losing three corners to the NFL draft."
It was Baker's official visit to
"When I was on my visit I had a real good time meeting with the players, everybody was real cool to me. My mom, she liked it all. The coaches, the players, campus, facilities, she loved it all."
Inside the classroom Baker carries a 3.21 GPA and is waiting for results of his last SAT.
Stay tuned with USFNation.com, as we do a full Q & A with George after Signing Day!
The corner position was a top priority for the Bulls and the signing of Baker will help bolster the defensive backfield for years to come.