Cody Baker Talks Up Red Raiders

We caught up with the newest Red Raider commitment, OT <b>Cody Baker</b> from Rowlett. Like many recruits, Baker was relieved to get the recruiting process over with.<p>

"It felt like a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders when I committed to Tech," said the 6-4, 285-pounder.

The Texas 2-star prep took an unofficial visit to Lubbock on senior day when the Red Raiders hosted the Sooners. Texas Tech lost the game but apparently won the heart of the athletic line prospect.

"I was able to go down into the locker room after the game," Baker said. "I was really impressed that the players still took the time to talk to me and make me feel at home after the loss. It says a lot about the family atmosphere of their program."

According to OT/G standout, he has visited other schools under similar circumstances where the players weren't as forthcoming.

Baker also mentioned the large contingent of Red Raider fans in the Rowlett area that helped sway his decision.

"A lot of people here really root for Tech," he said. "Plus, I have a lot of friends already attending there so it's a good fit."

Playing in the nation's top offense, "especially with the talent the Red Raiders are assembling at QB," is not lost on the Big Ugly.

"Tech has some of the top quarterbacks in the nation," Baker said. "I know as long as I'm there, those guys are going to be able to lead us to championships."

Baker, originally slated to visit Oklahoma State this weekend, said there's been a change of plans.

"I cancelled my trip to OSU so I could play in the Coca-Cola All-Star game."

Cody will make his Hub City official visit the following weekend (1/23).

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