Wisconsin Still in Contact with Baker

Having already flipped one Florida State defensive back commit to its program, Wisconsin and its coaching staff are hard at work to convince Chaminade Madonna (Fla.) cornerback Adrian Baker to take another look at the Badgers.

MADISON - It appears the Wisconsin coaching staff just can't take no for an answer.

Already securing verbal commitments Keelon Brookins, Corey Clement and Sojourn Shelton from other programs, the Badgers continue to pursue other committed players who have already passed once on Wisconsin.

Having flipped two defensive backs, Wisconsin is looking to flip another in Chaminade Madonna (Fla.) cornerback Adrian Baker, who committed to Florida State over Wisconsin and others in early July.

"My recruiting is picking back up," Baker told Badger Nation. "I am committed to Florida State and right now I am still solid. I do have an offer from Wisconsin and they are one of the schools still after me. The other schools are Clemson, Tennessee, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Louisville."

Even though he maintains his commitment to the Seminoles, the 6-1, 165-pound three-star cornerback – ranked No.52 in the country by Scout.com – does have the urge to take a closer look at what others have to offer. One of those schools happens to be the Badgers and the Florida native holds Wisconsin in high regard because of the strong relationship he's built with defensive line coach Charlie Partridge.

"Florida State gave me permission to go visit Wisconsin," said Baker. "Wisconsin is a great school that I have interest in, so after the season I'm going to sit down with my family and sort things out. I like Wisconsin because they were the first school to show interest and they have a winning tradition.

"Coach Partridge is also a great coach. Our relationship is good and it does help that they are recruiting guys from Florida, so I can be around guys I'm familiar with … If a school is a good fit for me, I'm not going to turn it because of distance or weather."

In addition to possibly taking an official visit to UW after the season, Baker is good friends with Shelton. Playing on the same 7-on-7 team together, it's a slight advantage in favor of Wisconsin.

"We're both been pretty busy with our season, but we'll be talking more about it, especially since he's going there in January," said Baker. "I know he's excited about going there."

With his team 6-2 entering the regular season finale, Baker has already proven his abilities are worthy of the Division 1 level. Recording over 25 tackles defensively, Baker has returned two of his three interceptions for touchdowns. On offense, Baker is used sparingly but still makes an impact with five catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns through the first seven weeks.

"I always think I can improve, but I think I'm doing pretty good," Baker said. "I just want our team to get better every week and see where that takes us."

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