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SoCal corner gets first offer

Less than a week before signing day Rivals.com introduced you to one of the nation's best cornerback prospects. This talented athlete has the size, speed and jumping ability that D-I schools covet in their corners. Things are already heating up for is Antwoine Baker (6-1, 180, 4.4) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan, as he received his first offer and is getting a lot of recruiting attention.
"Antwoine just received his first offer," Jordan coach Elijah Asante said. "Nebraska offered and he's ecstatic."
"Antwoine said he would love to play his high school teammate Ricky Thenarse," Asante said. "This is a really exciting time for Antwoine, the recruiting process is just beginning to start for him and he already has an offer from one the country's best football programs in Nebraska."
"It feels good to get an offer from Nebraska," Baker said. "I would love to play there, but I'm keeping my options open."
There is another very prominent team that has also taken a liking to Baker.
"Texas called me and invited Antwoine to their Invitation Camp," Asante said. "Texas said that Antwoine fits their profile with his height, speed and leaping ability."
"Antwoine must be pretty special," Asante said. "I was told that Mack Brown is going to visit the Jordan campus this spring to see him."
The reason that Baker has become such a hot item early in the process is he 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.
Not only does Baker have tremendous coverage skills and size, but the D-I schools love 6-foot-1 frame, long arms and his 39-inch vertical.
In an earlier interview with 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."
"Antwoine is a great kid who always gives his best," Asante said. "He's a pleasure to coach."
Baker is already planning on having a busy summer as he is likely to attend the Nebraska and Texas camps when the weather gets hot.
UCLA, USC, Cal and Washington are also already showing Baker interest.
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