Indianapolis (Ind.) Bishop Chatard four-star strongside defensive end Ryan Baker looked solid throughout the week of practice for the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Texas. Now that the game is in his rear view mirror, what’s coming up next for the No. 13 player at his position?
Will it be Michigan, Purdue or Notre Dame, or do teams like Boston College or Oklahoma have a shot still?
Baker said it’s looking more and more like the decision is going to come down to Michigan, Purdue and Notre Dame.
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"They are all good academic schools,” Baker, who said about a month ago he would have a decision, said. “Right now I'm just trying to get more of a feel and make a decision. I'm kind of prolonging it a little bit because I just am not sure. I'm going to make a decision in the next three weeks.”
Three weeks is a lot longer than the original deadline of two weeks after his final football game, which he set up early in the recruiting process. Baker said a number of things have complicated the issue – including a late scholarship offer from Notre Dame – and now his head is spinning.
"I told myself I would add them to the list if they came with an offer,” Baker said of the Irish.
“Actually it is making it harder. They are all equal right now literally. I'm just going to have to flip a coin. I don't really have a gut feeling. Everyday it changes, literally, but every player goes through that. I'm just going to have to make a decision and stick to it."