Baty returns to CCSF, interest increases

After an outstanding freshman season in 2011 that saw him lead City College of San Francisco to an undefeated season and the National Championship, QB Turner Baty (6-2, 215) chose to sign with Kansas. However, after a year in Lawrence, he has decided to return to the Rams and hopes to earn offers from four-year schools looking for a signal-caller to come in and challenge for playing time...

"I loved it at Kansas. That's the first thing I wanted to get out there," Baty told "I love the school and the my teammates, but I just didn't feel like I was going to get a legitimate chance to play and when you are looking at that and you feel you can start at a D-1 school, then you have to do what's best for you and my option to leave was what I chose."

As a freshman in 2011, Baty led CCSF to a perfect 12-0 season and the National Championship by completing 64% of his passes for 3,149 yards and 35 touchdowns with only seven interceptions while also rushing for 300 yards and seven more scores.

His size, athleticism and accuracy are what is already attracting new schools to him, although, at this point, none have offered.

"I've been hearing from a few schools and things have definitely been picking up," Baty noted. "Illinois is recruiting me pretty hard, USC was by here on Monday and I talked to them for a while, Virginia has started to talk to me and I'm also hearing a lot from Tennessee and San Jose State, so I've definitely got schools interested and as my name gets out again and they hear that I've come back, I think more will get in touch with me."

Baty admitted that even though he's proud of what he and his team accomplished in 2011, he isn't standing pat and taking things easy this offseason. If anything, it's pushed him to be that much better.

"I still have a lot to prove," Baty admitted. "I still have a lot I can improve on and I think once teams see him they will see how far I've progressed and that's something that will help too."

Baty is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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