Cleveland Heights, Ohio wide receiver Dorian Baker is not hurting for offers, but the three-star prospect knew he had to attend Kentucky's camp to earn one from the Wildcats… and that's just what he did.
"I have been talking to Coach [Vince] Marrow for a long time and he's been telling me to come and get an offer," Baker said. "My confidence was high going in there, I just did what I had to do and ended up getting the offer."
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Baker started off his session with the Wildcats by posting impressive testing times, including a 4.46 40-yard dash and a 3.91 shuttle.
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"They were really impressed with my times, for me to run that at my size," Baker said. "I didn't actually know all of the coaches, but after awhile they all started coming up to me, so I knew something was up. Then Coach [Mark] Stoops told me I had the offer."
Baker's time in Lexington was short, and he did not get a chance to evaluate the campus and facilities at the University. He was excited to land the offer from the Wildcats, however, and now is starting to transition from camp season into his senior season.
"I am not even worried about offers anymore," he said. "I am just worried about my senior season. I don't want anything to mess that up and I want to stay as healthy as possible."
Before Baker immerses himself fully into senior season preparation, however, he has one more camp stop and that will be this week for Ohio State's Friday Night Lights.
"I have been talking with Coach [Stan] Drayton and they just want to see me play," Baker said. "I'm just going to go down there, perform and hopefully I pick up that offer."
Once camp season is complete, Baker will put the recruiting process on the backburner until he needs to start scheduling official visits.
"I definitely want to take my official visits," he said. "I haven't set any up yet, but I think I am going to take one to Pitt, one to Vanderbilt, one to Indiana and maybe Minnesota."
Baker is also expecting more schools to come through with scholarship offers as his senior season progresses, though, and is waiting to see the response this fall before scheduling all of his official visits.