Budda Baker commits to Oregon, UW was "second choice"

there is no sad picture of petersen - Otto Greule Jr

The number one recruit in the state of Washington, Budda Baker, has committed to Oregon

This one stings, Husky fans. Budda Baker - the top recruit in the state of Washington, and the fourth-rated safety in the country - has committed to Oregon.

Not that it offers any consolation, but the Bellevue product said that UW was "second choice." Second choice doesn't matter at all in recruiting, as Lorenzo Romar being the bridesmaid too many times has caused the basketball team's struggles this season.


Softy said that Baker was told that he could play WR for the Ducks if he wants, which may or may not have been a selling point. One of the major points in his recruiting was that he was told by Oregon that he was not going to be given anything, and would have to earn every bit of playing time that he got, which was something that he liked to hear.

To speculate, losing Sarkisian may have had an impact. How much did Heyward and Sirmon have an impact on his decision? We can't really know that. Baker said that he made the decision three weeks ago, and has used the time since to make sure of his decision. He didn't waver.

Something that has been said of Chris Petersen's staffs is that they have always been able to develop players. It is impossible to develop a player with the athleticism of a Baker, this is a huge loss any way that it is sliced.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join UW Dawg Pound

You must be a member of UW Dawg Pound to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at UW Dawg Pound. You should read them.

Join UW Dawg Pound

You must be a member of UW Dawg Pound to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at UW Dawg Pound. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker