Ashland Blazer running back Quinton Baker flips commitment from Marshall to Western Kentucky

Ashland Blazer running back Quinton Baker, one of the state of Kentucky's top players, flipped his commitment from Marshall to Western Kentucky on Monday night. He's the 20th commitment in the Class of 2016 for the Toppers.

Ashland Blazer High School running back Quinton Baker was at the Western Kentucky game against Marshall last Friday dressed in green. He was committed to the Thundering Herd.

But after the visit to Bowling Green and chatting with his parents, Baker changed his mind.

On Monday night, Baker flipped his commitment from Marshall to Western Kentucky. He's the 20th commitment in the Class of 2016 for the Toppers' and head coach Jeff Brohm.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Baker - considered a top candidate for Kentucky's Mr. Football - rushed for 1,976 yards and 26 touchdowns this season for the Tomcats (9-3). He averaged 10.1 yards a carry.

Baker started all four years for the Tomcats and rushed for 6,234 career yards and scored 86 touchdowns. He had 79 rushing TDs and finished his career No. 18 on the state's all-time list of career rushing leaders.

Originally a commitment to Kentucky, Baker backed off that last year and also was the Class AA state track and field champion last May in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. His father, Al, is a former 5,000-yard rusher at Trigg County High School who played at Kentucky.

Along with WKU, Marshall and UK, Baker reportedly has scholarship offers from Eastern Kentucky, Ball State, Middle Tennessee State, Ohio and Troy. He can sign a National Letter of Intent next February.

Ashland linebacker Drew O’Bryan committed to WKU back in July.


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