JUCO o-tackle with WSU offer talks to CF.C

MIKE LEACH doesn’t offer a whole lot of junior college offensive linemen so when he does, it’s worth taking note. Elliot Baker certainly has the size (6-7, 295) Leach looks for, with Washington State putting a scholie offer on the table in the last few days. Baker also plies his wares at City College of San Francisco, the same school as a pair of safeties on the WSU roster.

Baker said he found out the Cougs were offering in a phone conversation with WSU area recruiter Jim Mastro.

Mastro’s relationship with CCSF head coach Jimmy Collins played a part in WSU landing safeties Shalom Luani (’15) and Robert Taylor (’16) out of CCSF.

“I really liked coach Mastro,” said Baker.  “He is really down to earth and he has a good connection with Coach Collins here at City College. We have two safeties from here now at Washington State and he wants to keep the pipeline going.”

Baker said Washington State liked his film and how he would fit with the style of offense it runs.

“They liked my size,” said Baker.  “And my ability to play well in space.

“And they also liked the way I finished my blocks.”

Baker already holds offers from WSU, Arizona State, Missouri and Iowa State.  He's been a "big college football fan" since he was a kid but a decision is likely a ways off, with all four offers having just come in over the past two weeks.

“Right now everything is all pretty new, so I haven’t been able to get a good feel for everything just yet,” said Baker.

Baker said he also had a great conversation recently with ASU. Another of his former CCSF teammates, center A.J. McCollum, enrolled at ASU in January.

Baker has three-to-play-two at the next level.

He is also on pace to graduate in December and as a mid-year transfer, would enroll at a four-year school in January and get that earliest of head starts.

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