Longtime UGA recruit is ’98-percent committed’ to Bulldogs

One of UGA’s longtime recruits says he is “98-percent committed” to the Bulldogs.

DeAndre Baker is a 3-star cornerback from Miami who pledged to the Bulldogs last summer.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder is playing in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, which will be televised at 1 p.m. Saturday by NBC.

DB DeAndre Baker

DB DeAndre Baker

Baker said he’s still hearing from Texas, Clemson, UCF and Kentucky. He said he will take one other official visit, traveling to Texas on Jan. 23.

“I have interest in the Texas Longhorns; I’ve just got to weigh my options,” Baker told the AJC. “I’m going to go to Texas, look around the campus, and spend time with the coaches and players. Texas tells me that they are “DB U.”

What would Baker say to UGA fans worried that he may flip from the Bulldogs? “It’s going to be pretty hard to get me to flip. I’m still solid with Georgia.” How solid? “I’d say 98 percent”

What would it take any other school to lure him away from UGA? “It would be pretty hard. But I’d have to talk to players, and learn about the academics … stuff like that.”

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