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Texas OL gets first offer

Fort Bend (Texas) Elkins offensive lineman Daniel Baker has definitely had a lot of experience along this line since his sophomore year. Since then he has played center, guard, and tackle.
The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder says that he doesn't see himself as a center, even though he earned all-district honors there as a junior. The guard and tackle positions are both serious possibilities. One college is already involved with an offer after the junior day he took in this weekend.
"Yeah, I went to the Houston junior day yesterday," Baker said. "I actually ended up getting an offer from them. Coach Randy Clements e-mailed me on Friday to see if I was going to come and I did, so he offered me.
"It kind of caught me off guard. I didn't really expect it. It's a thrill to say the least."
Baker says that his versatility is definitely something he'll take to the next level.
"I've been pretty much everywhere," Baker said. "I started the first two games as a sophomore at left tackle. Then one game I was at right guard. I started the rest at center then our other center came back and I went back to guard/tackle."
"I could be a guard or tackle at the next level. I doubt I'll be a center, but I'll play anywhere."
Though he grew up in Texas, it's a farther conference that he has high interest in. One team in that conference is his leader.
"Well my dad lived in Big Ten country and I've been a super big Penn State fan," he said. "I'm going to go to there camp this summer. I haven't heard anything from them, but I'd like to get my name out there. I'm also going to go to the Texas Tech camp I think."
Baker says he's not going to rush his decision. However, if a team like Penn State makes an early offer, he'll rethink that.
"I would definitely take it if something like that happened before my senior year," he said. "I don't want to do it too soon though to see what kind of offers I get."
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