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Baker shines at Nike

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Cornerback Antwoine Baker (6-1, 180, 4.4) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan lived up to reputation as one of best corner prospects in Southern California with a standout performance on the one-on-one drills Saturday (April 15th) at the Nike Camp held in Los Angeles.
One thing that you can count on from any athlete at Jordan they won't back down to no one and they always want to compete. Baker came to compete and may have pulled the defensive play of the camp.
For a moment it looked like Baker bit on a pump fake but he recovered displaying great closing speed deflected the pass while ending up intercepting the ball and then he returned the ball to the house for a touchdown.
On the recruiting front Baker has four offers from Nebraska, Mississippi State, Arizona State and Mississippi State. He is hoping he gets an offer from one team that has been on his mind.
"I would like to get an offer from USC," Baker said. "The Trojans have always been my favorite team."
"That doesn't necessarily mean I would commit to them," Baker said. "I'm also very interested in the four schools that have already offered me."
"Right now I like Washington a lot," Baker said. "My cousin Roy Lewis plays cornerback there. He tells me they have a great defensive back coach there and a great program."
"I don't plan on making an early decision," Baker said. "I will wait until after my season. I want to take my trips before I make up my college choice."
Baker was one of only two juniors who made first-team all-city in 2005. He also earned first-team all-area after racking up 40 tackles, four picks and three sacks.
In an earlier interview with Jordan coach Elijah Asante, he had the following to say about his highly recruited athlete.
"Antwoine is like "Primetime" in his prime," Asante said. "Except Antwoine can hit and loves to hit."
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