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SoCal corner notches fourth offer

It appears it is a good year for cornerbacks in the Golden State of California and Antwoine Baker (6-1, 180, 4.4) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan, is one of the best. He received his first offer from Nebraska shortly after signing day and his stock has heated up ever since.
Since Baker's first offer from the Cornhuskers then according to Jordan coach Elijah Asante, Arizona and Mississippi State quickly followed suit.
Now the talented cornerback has picked up his fourth offer and their could be a fifth as early has this week.
"Antwoine picked up his fourth offer from Washington," Asante said. "It was a written offer from Eric Yarber."
"Antwoine could get an offer this week from USC," Asante said. "Ken Norton, Jr., likes him a lot and told me that Antwoine is the man."
Baker isn't taking anything for granted and letting things for chance. He is working extremely hard this off-season getting ready for camps.
At one recent NIKE combine, Baker ran a 4.56 in the forty under less than good conditions. When you take into account the soggy field and that he was running into the wind that time is even more impressive.
Just last January, Baker couldn't bench 185 pounds but three times, at this recent combine he improved his reps to 10.
Under the same wet conditions, Baker ran a 4.3 shuttle and recorded 32-inch vertical.
"I was very impressed with his first combine performance," Asante said. "His effort in the off-season has been superb."
"Antwoine saw what (Nebraska bound) Ricky Thenarse was able to accomplish through hard work," Asante said. "I'm very pleased that Antwoine is giving me the same strong effort."
"We at Jordan don't duck anybody," Asante said. "Look for Antwoine to show up at a NIKE Camp to compete."
"Antwoine will camp at Nebraska and Texas and maybe USC," Asante said. "He wants to compete with and against the best."
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 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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