Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan defensive back Antwoine Baker figures to be one of the most heavily recruited players in the state next year and he's off to a strong start. Nebraska was the first to offer the talented corner and Baker received offers No. 2 and 3 earlier this week.
Baker, 6-1, 180 pounds had a solid junior season earning all-league and all-city honors, one of just two juniors to make the all-city 1st team. He finished the year with 40 tackles, four picks and three sacks last season and because of his combination of size and speed, has as a high ceiling as any corner in the region.
"He's a better prospect than Ricky (Thenarse)," Jordan coach Elijah Asante said. "Let me put it this way, if Ricky is a four star player, Antwoine is a five star. I call him the quiet storm because he doesn't talk much at all but on the football field, he turns into a different person. He's not cocky at all but he's very confident and has a great work ethic. He's ben working out six days a week since January and although they're very close, his goal is to be rated higher than Ricky was, that really motivates him."
Arizona and Mississippi State were the latest schools to offer Baker and he continues to hear from schools all over the country.
"Notre Dame is beginning to show him a lot of interest and he was also recently invited to Junior Days at UCLA and USC," Asante said. "He's going to attend both of those and will also camp with Texas and Nebraska. USC and Texas are his favorites right now but he's also interested in all of the schools that have offered him along with UCLA, Cal, and Notre Dame."