One of the best offensive linemen in the west and indeed the nation this season has already received offers from the entire Pac10, Colorado, Florida, Utah and Fresno State.
Expect more offers in the very near future.
This talented player is Sam Baker (6-5, 305, 5.2) from Tustin, Calif. Baker is a very motivated player who is working extremely hard this summer to get ready for his senior season. He has improved his bench from 355 pounds to 370 and his squat from 480 to 530.
Baker had an outstanding junior season. He was selected all-league, all-area, all-county, all-CIF and all-state.
This exceptional offensive lineman already has an early leader and that lucky team is USC. In order of preference Florida, Oregon, Washington and Oregon follow the leading Trojans.
Baker is very athletic and can really motor for a big man. . Baker has tremendous quickness and for the first ten yards; he’s as quick as anyone. His first four steps are awesome. He’s very aggressive and often makes second and third blocks down field.
Baker is a lean athlete and he isn’t even close to filling out. He plays pulling guard on the high school level, but has the talent to play anywhere along the offensive front Sam has tremendous balance and is great at pull and trap blocking.
What is Baker looking for in a school?
“I’m looking for a school where I fit in the offense,” Baker said. “I will also look at the depth chart because I want to see early playing time.”
Even though Baker has a top five schools, he is keeping his options open giving hope to every team in the Pac10 and beyond.
Why is USC the leader?
“I like the USC coaching staff a lot,” Baker said. “(Head Coach) Pete Carroll said that I would fit in with their offensive scheme and that there will be an opportunity for early playing time.”