Baty is open to leaving CCSF early

The state of California was loaded with top JUCO signal-callers this year and the one that led his team to a perfect record to go along with a National Championship was CCSF QB Turner Baty (6-3, 215). With that experience behind him, the talented gun-slinger, who was a full-qualifer out of high school, is looking for a home and hopes an opportunity to leave early presents itself...

"It was an awesome season," Baty told JCFootball.com Wednesday night. "I personally had a really good year and my coaches did a great job of preparing me well.

"My teammates were great and they made plays, so overall it was just a great, great season."

Baty completed over 64% of his passes for 3,100 yards with 35 touchdowns and only seven interceptions while rushing for 300 yards and seven more scores.

In the Rams' offense, Baty said he had a lot of control and he thinks that has prepared him well for life at the next level.

"Our offense puts a lot of pressure on the quarterback and I felt like I did really well with it," Baty said. "About 70% of our plays were called by me at the line, so that helped me get ready to lead a big-time offense."

On the recruiting front, Baty was close to getting offered by a couple of schools, but those have fallen through, so he's currently just showing patience and waiting for an opportunity.

"A couple of schools, big schools with good academics, where close to offering me, but they pulled back right before it was going to happen, so right now I don't have any offers," Baty acknowledged. "I have spoken a lot with coach (Jay) Norvell from Oklahoma recently, I've been talking to Wisconsin a lot too. They lose Russell Wilson, so there is a chance that could be a place I end up and then Arizona and Arizona State have both been talking to me a lot.

"I take my academics real seriously. I am a full-qualifier, so school has never been an issue for me and some of the schools I'm trying to get in touch with aren't used to taking JC players, so it's kinda hard getting in touch with them about my availability.

"If I don't get an offer, I'm fully prepared to come back to City and play another season and hopefully win another championship, but I'd really like the chance to leave now if the right opportunity is out there."

Baty is available to sign right now and if he does leave, he would have four years to play three wherever he ends up.

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