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Baker in the bank

Lewisville (Texas) Hebron outside linebacker Lewis Baker has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. When he committed to Texas and then backed away from that pledge, Baker was the center of attention. And he was again just moments ago, when he announced his final commitment in an Internet chat.
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And good news for the Oklahoma Sooners, Baker is heading North of the Red River to Oklahoma.
“I’m committed to Oklahoma,” Baker said in the chat.
Baker, who is 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, said in an exclusive interview with Rivals100 before he went into the chat that he picked Oklahoma for a number of reasons.
But one of the biggest ones was a great relationship that he developed with coach Brent Venables.
“Coach Venables is a great guy,” Baker said. “He’s a coach that coaches you, supports you and is there for you if you need to ask questions or just talk.”
Baker picked OU over Notre Dame, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. He was going to visit Vanderbilt and A&M in January but after visiting Norman this past weekend he was sold.
“The girls were definitely better looking in Oklahoma than at Notre Dame,” he said. “But so is the football, in my opinion. I really appreciate coach Willingham and how he recruited me, it’s going to be hard telling him no.”
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