Cleveland Heights, Ohio three-star wide receiver Dorian Baker has never rushed his recruiting process, and he is taking his time this fall to let the pieces fall into place.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Baker holds close to a dozen scholarship offers, but getting out to see home games at those schools is not an immediate priority.
"I don't have anything planned right now, but I know definitely I will take some game visits," Baker said. "I think I want to see Indiana. I want to try to get to Minnesota if that works out. With UK, I might be going out to a basketball game."
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Baker does plan to take official visits before making his college selection, but his first trips could be unofficial.
"I talked to Minnesota about an official visit," he said. "All the schools I talk to know that I am going to take my official visits after the season."
The immediate priority for Baker is getting his Cleveland Heights team into the playoffs. He said contact with college coaches has been spotty as he focuses on school and football, though he does plan to see coaches at his games in the coming weeks.
"A lot of colleges are contacting me and saying they are going to come to a couple games," he said. "I just got word that UK coaches are going to be coming to the Bedford game [Saturday]."
Baker is starting to identify a few schools that could be top contenders, but said he is not 100 percent on the exact make-up of that list yet and is not ready to release it.
On the field, Baker and his Cleveland Heights teammates dropped a tough game to Cleveland Glenville last weekend.
"The season is going good despite the loss," he said. "We can bounce back from the loss, so I'm not concerned about that. I felt like the loss actually helped our team as far as everybody coming together as one."
Besides his role on offense, Baker is seeing spot duty at free safety. Through three games he has scored three total touchdows, including an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown.