Baker Spurns Ohio State for Florida

By Kyle Rowland on July 11, 2014 at 11:24a
110 Comments

CLEVELAND — A Clevelander is heading to Florida.

This wasn’t The Decision, but it had to sting Ohio State. For a moment, the Buckeyes’ recruiting moment has been halted. 

Cleveland Benedictine linebacker Jerome Baker, the top-rated player in the state according to Rivals.com, spurned Ohio State – and Tennessee – for the Florida Gators.

In a bizarre three-minute announcement Friday morning – off of Buckeye Road, no less – Baker and his mother thanked family, friends, teammates and coaches for their support during a “difficult time.” It ended with Baker doing the Gator Chomp. 

Baker and Benedictine head coach Joe Schaefer declined to speak with the media.

Until Friday at 10 a.m., the Buckeyes were on a recruiting surge. Last week, they secured two five-star commitments in a 10-minute span when linebacker Justin Hilliard and defensive end Jashon Cornell pledged their allegiance to Ohio State. Meyer and Co. had only secured two commitments in late-May when quarterback Joe Burrow opened the floodgates.

The Buckeyes have received nine verbal commitments since June 1.

Linebacker is an area Meyer has targeted since he arrived at Ohio State, citing poor play on the field and mistakes made in recruiting. Hilliard, Baker and Nick Connor would have been a coup after signing three nationally acclaimed linebackers in the Class of 2014.

There remains a possibility Meyer could flip Baker, as he’s shown aggression in pursuing players already committed to other universities.

“This decision will be pretty much final for me,” Baker told GatorCountry.com this week. “If I do take other officials to schools it will be to these three schools only. My official visits are hard to do because my football schedule, but I’m undecided on that right now.”

Baker only visited Gainesville once, but said “it was enough.” He said he was confident he saw what was needed in his three days on campus. Defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin’s impact on Baker was a major factor in Baker’s decision.

“Coach Durkin and I have an awesome relationship,” Baker said. “Coach Durkin is someone that I can talk to about everything from my life to football. We have really good conversations with each other and are always relaxed. Our relationship is very strong and open.”

When Hilliard committed to Ohio State, he cited the family atmosphere and close-knit culture as having an influence. Baker admitted the same. In the end, Will Muschamp’s pitch bettered his predecessor’s.

“Florida really fits who I am. It’s not too big or too crazy,” Baker said. “It just really fits me because it’s laid back and you just handle your business and have fun with it there. Florida is different atmosphere and different culture than I’m used to at home.

“Florida is just attractive to me.”

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InTressITrust's picture

He did this to climb up the recruiting rankings

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

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Braxton2Devin's picture

So basically, Florida fits him because they aren't driven for National Championships?

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

What's up with the random downvotes on this site recently? This isn't even my post and I find them unwarranted...

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

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Oakland Buckeye's picture

Agree Browny - lot of newbies & trolls going crazy with the DVs

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Yeah and I feel like it is a lot of times just on a random post. Meh. Just wanted to make sure I wasnt the only one...

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

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Crimson's picture

I'm just speculating on this one, but I tend to downvote people who talk badly about recruits.  This comment seems insulting, so I see where it's coming from.  Since people care, I view it as giving people an incentive to engage in respectful discourse.  I don't view it as discouraging people from having different views, but they should make comments more constructive.

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HattanBuck85's picture

Good luck to Baker. Wish him the best. 

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." - Woody Hayes

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poop's picture

Yea I'd want to play for that guy.

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avail31678's picture

That's the family atmosphere.

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Crimson's picture

Maybe his dad beats him.

I know I already used sarcasm font, but please don't take this seriously.

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nfischer's picture

Lol.  This made med smile.  There is no watching that just once or twice. 

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Bucksfan70's picture

we need a lip reader for that. i want to know what he was actually saying. LOL!

“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.” - Jerry Rice

Remington2323's picture

Now come on let's not act like Urban does not get pissed at his players. If you played football at all you would know that is kind of the norm when a player screws up.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Maybe it's that Urban hasn't been caught on camera, with an insane look on his face, screaming in a kid's face.

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Nutinpa's picture

Really?  I seem to remember a "wtf were you thinking" reading of lips when he reamed Nathan Williams azz for a block in the back penalty on a k/o return or punt return for a TD that was nullified in 2012.  I thought for a second.."Yo Urb.....I wouldn't fuck with that guy if I were you".    

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

I guess I didn't stress enough the part where Anngry Muschamp looks like he's batshit crazy insane.   

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Shangheyed's picture

Woody got in your face too...

Different styles and "wake up" calls... Football is an intense game, and I have no problem with intensity from the coaches in fact I like it... Tressel was cool... but there are 100 different ways to motivate.  Might be this is what Baker needs, different environment, more intense pressure, Sunshine...  He will do well there I am sure.   I was thinking he could play a big Safety, he's at 205 now, adding another 15-20 he could be a beast at FS or SS.

Wishing Baker success on and off the field, always a bit sad to see a Buckeye leave the State.... just glad he's not going to be playing against us in the B1G. 

poop's picture

Urban intense at times, very intense. But I would say Muschamp is intense all the time, unhinged some of the time. Here is his intensity meter for those who haven't seen it: http://ourtwobits.com/bourbon-meyer-muschamp-meter/

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buckeyedude's picture

Yeah, Muschamp doesn't look so laid back in that picture.

 

 

Bucksfan70's picture

lol! i don't know which is worse, muschamp or angry "beet face" brian kelly. i would hate playing for either of those turds. 

funny pic!

“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.” - Jerry Rice

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otrain2416's picture

it’s laid back and you just handle your business and have fun with it there

Florida did not handle any football business last year, especially against FCS powerhouse Georgia Southern

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Zimmy07's picture

Some Florida fan I know posted a pic of Sparty on facebook saying how glad they were that they beat OSU & how Sparty was their favorite shortly after we lost last year.

I then posted this:

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Again, it sucks that he is in state, but a couple things, he plays a position where we have tons of depth, and he's going to a school where the coach is more than likely going to get fired unless he can pull off 9 or more wins... It's a loss for Ohio State, but Baker may regret this decision down the road.  I wish him luck though.

I don't always downvote, but I do always downvote a Michigan fan trolling the Buckeye boards.

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tmartin's picture

Let him live. I wish him well.

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Fatpants's picture

I wouldn't abandon all hope yet, this is assuming the current staff in Gainesville survives the coming season.

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edr4225's picture

“Florida really fits who I am. It’s not too big or too crazy,” Baker said. “It just really fits me because it’s laid back and you just handle your business and have fun with it there,

There it is, he wants to be laid back and have fun like a student,  With Urban Meyer your not just a student, your on the chase for the national title, there is no time to be laid back and going to the beach.  Your gonna be with in that weight room going hard!! Going 4 to 6, A to B on the field to achieve competitive excellence!!!!

lets go bucks!!

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ralEbuckI's picture

while technically not the beach, somebody better tell these guys

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CC's picture

Why was the announcement bizarre?

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jamesrbrown322's picture

From the article, I take it that the atmosphere ("difficult times" quote), the brevity (3 minutes), and the refusal to talk to any media afterwards, even for a moment, were quite out of the ordinary. Normally, you'd think a kid would at least talk to the local media about how happy he is to be going somewhere on, what to this point, is the happiest, most important day of his life. You'd also expect his coach to talk about how proud he is of the player and how hard he's worked to get to this point, and try and gain some attention for his team with the local, and in this case, some national, media.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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buckeyedude's picture

Im wondering if he expects a backlash from Buckeye Nation and some of the crazies? That might explain the quick exit. I mean, look at how nutty some of the Cavalier's fans have been over Lebron.

Full disclosure: I'm a Cavs fan.

 

 

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Why was the announcement bizarre?

The kid announced that he was going to a 4-8 team coached by Will Muschamp?

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Wilkins78's picture

But seriously, good luck to him.

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IGotAWoody's picture

He would've been a nice addition, but his commitment would've been gravy. I think we have other, greater needs at this point.

 - License to kill gophers (wolverines, badgers, etc) by the government of the United Nations

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CTBuckeye's picture

You win some, you lose some - I don't doubt that despite this Urban Meyer will continue to move this class up the national rankings.

"Because we couldn't go for three"

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jamesrbrown322's picture

If you read between the lines, you could infer that perhaps he thought that OSU was just too big, and brings with it too much pressure, compared to Florida. I admire that he's willing to say that, and if he indeed was more comfortable at UF, then so be it.

However, whether it is to OSU, or anywhere else, I think committing only after one visit to a place where you have never been before might be a little misguided. However, more power to him, and I hope he plays really well down there and proves that the South is not the only place that produces high level football talent.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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BuckNutzGasMan's picture

I cant find the old post but there was an article a while back in which he stated why he liked the three programs.

It really caught my eye what he said about Florida. "Fun. Laid back. Just football."  

I hope I dont get destroyed for saying it but I dont think that describes the current situation with UFM and tOSU.

I love Buckeye football but If I had Jerome Baker talent and was 17 again I would go to Arizona State.  Sun. Parties. Beer. There are a million factors these kids consider when chosing.  I dont wish him any bad at all,

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

However, more power to him, and I hope he plays really well down there and proves that the South is not the only place that produces high level football talent.

This.  We all know that there is a lot of talent in the South, but it's boring to hear that it's ONLY in the South.  History has proved this countless times.

Also, as with any recruit, school and reputation may be a big part of any decision, but in the end, it's about the relationships they build with their main contacts in the football programs.  He loves the bond he has been forming with DJ Durkin, so more power to him.  Football is not the only thing in life, as Urbz has been preaching, so let him go where he's comfortable and get ready for our football season.

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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jamesrbrown322's picture

No joke. I hope 100% that he's an All-American and 1st round Draft pick. However, I also hope that UF never beats OSU head to head when he's there.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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nfischer's picture

This is much easier for me to agree with now that we have Hilliard on board.  Otherwise, the pain would have been much, much greater.  We have our guy...Baker would have just been the extra credit points assuring the A+ (which is never a bad thing).  Good luck, Baker.  

(For the record, I still think we have a 50/50 shot to land him after this season plays out).

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BierStube's picture

Urban making breakfast ... thinks about Baker's decision ...

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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Crimson's picture

Fail: we all know Urban does not eat chocolate chip pancakes.

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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

True. Chocolate Chips pancakes, although delicious, are for gigglef***s.

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BierStube's picture

I am sure this is actual video of Urban making breakfast ..#flip

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

Buckeyeboy's picture

Blueberry pancakes are more likely. Just sayin' 

Go Bucks!

apack614's picture

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

That's rather harsh.  Everything I've read about this kid says he's a hard worker, and was of the appropriate measure to come to OSU, he just made a different choice.  Give him a break.

I don't always downvote, but I do always downvote a Michigan fan trolling the Buckeye boards.

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CincyOSU's picture

Ding Ding Ding...we have the early clubhouse leader for the d!ckhead of the day comment. Way to insult the kids intelliegience because he didn't pick your favorite school. Stay classy there fella. 

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sivaDavis's picture

I hope to God you don't have Twitter, Apack. Jeez.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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CincyOSU's picture

I mean can you explain what goes through your head when choosing to insult a teenager over something so trivial. We all love sports and OSU football but what possesses you to get so worked up as to act like this...in a public setting no less. I hope Ramzy includes you in his next article. 

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clogan1032's picture

and we found the one who missed the don't be an Asshole article

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nfischer's picture

Ok, Apack, so I got to the comments a little late...here you start a broo ha ha (sp?) and then delete your comment so the rest of the world can't share in the obvious misqueue?...Good move (although I'm still a bit curious what you said that caused such an uproar).

1967Buck's picture

 Are you sure Apack is not Troll, wearing ladies underwear? And I wonder if he is a buckeye at all. Peace.

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Bucksfan's picture

Is he going to play offensive linebacker or defensive linebacker?

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cinserious's picture

^Best quote/gif combo of the day^

Too bad Lebron's return steals your thunder though...

Gone ham, be back soon...

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biggy84's picture

The odd thing is that the coaching staff at UF will likely be gone after this season. 

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KB3RG's picture

All but maybe Durkin

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cinserious's picture
bey

Gone ham, be back soon...

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Kyle does a great job providing us with recruiting information.  There are going to be some kids who want to have fun in the sun, maybe be a bigger catch for a program that doesn't have a top five recruiting class.  I've never been one to be all that concerned about "losing" out on a recruit, it happens, best wishes to the young man.  I think smart money would be on the buckeyes having a better chance than Florida this season and in the seasons to come getting to the playoffs, but that is not the complete motivation for all kids.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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vball10set's picture

He'll end up a Buckeye...count on it  ;)

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TheVictoryBell45's picture

If he thinks playing for Will Muschamp is a laid back atmosphere he is dead wrong. Muschamp is a certified nut job. It has to be miserable playing for him.

Baker has until February to make the right decision. If Florida sucks again this year and Muschamp and his staff get canned then it will certainly have an affect on his final decision. 

If theres one posistion group we can afford to lose a player its linebacker but its still tough to lose a gifted player from your own backyard to Florida. Still a long way to go in this recruitment. 

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okiebuck's picture

I guess the kid wants mediocrity; not excellence; later gator.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

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German Buckeye's picture

Sure glad no one evaluated and criticized my decisions when I was 18, whew!

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buckeyedude's picture

What i hate more than anything is losing the top player to an SEC school. They have enough talent down there already. It feels like after Trey Depriest went to Bama, but not quite as bad because we just landed two 5* last week. Sigh.

UPDATE: and now that Lebron is back in Cleveland, those same nutjobs that said the most awful thing about him are going to say, "NEVERMIND!" This is exactly why Baker took off so fast after his announcement.

 

 

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

This just shows what a farce the whole SEC Speed argument really is.  Northern recruits regularly head South to play and excel in the SEC.  Yet, it's like they only get faster when they enroll in the SEC.

sivaDavis's picture

Can't believe noone has made a bagmen reference yet. Especially with the decline to comment thing and the seemingly change in decision after long being thought of as a Buckeye lean.

I think his relationship with Durkin just trumped all. That's good that he feels comfortable down there, it must have been one hell of a visit. Good luck to the young fella. Looking forward to tracking his career and seeing how well a Ohio boy does in the "mighty" SEC.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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Poison nuts's picture

NSD - Buckeye. Certain of it.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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Eph97's picture

Seems like he had his heart set on UF because of the school and atmosphere. Doesn't seem like he cares who his coach will be in the future.

UPDATE: FORGET BAKER, LEBRON IS A CAV! IT'S EXCLUSIVE ON SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SI.COM)!!

Evansvillebuckeye's picture

Some welcome competition, others run from it - fight or flight...

Findog5's picture

I am surprised at all the down votes today. Jeez, let people comment and don't turn them off from 11w.  Lighten up... Except for the obvious over the top douchebaggery. 

NCFinn

Hogan1's picture

So he is aware Urban does not coach at Florida anymore right?

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CowCat's picture

1) Ohio's "best player" will ultimately be determined on the college football field, not by recruiting rankings

2) A kid should be able to go wherever they feel a good vibe

3) Look up "Florida Man" on Twitter to understand what happens to people who live there ;)

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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BUCKSOMIES's picture

Simply put, next man up!

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Condor's picture

I wish the kid the best of luck.

I'd love to see him flip to the good guys, but I'm not sure Urban will have any extra spots open on Signing Day the way this class is shaping up.

"Do not fear me gypsy, all I want is your tears."

 -- Borat Sagdiyev

 

BSTP DeCon's picture

Good luck to Baker in his future endeavors. Sure wish we could've landed him, but here's to hoping Irban can flip him. Really wanted him in S&G..

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MoBucks's picture

No reason to have hard feelings toward the kid, good luck to him

kmoe

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keep_it_down's picture

The real shame here (besides him not choosing the good guys) is that he is leaving the B1G footprint and heading south. I'm not saying I would like to see us playing against him but it is to bad that no other B1G program was able to convince him to hang around as playing time for some of these programs would have been a given for an athlete of his caliber.

Defending the boarder

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Notor's picture

Based on his quote, if that's really the approach he wants to take with his college football career, being "laid back" and just having fun while handling his business, doesn't really make me feel like this is a miss.

Remember, star ratings indicate potential. If someones a 4-5 star guy with a 1-star work ethic or a lackadaisical approach to his college career, he's better off outside of Urban Meyer's system.

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1967Buck's picture

 Everything I hear about this young man is good. He is smart, hardworking, stays out of trouble and mature for his age. I wish him the best. Peace.

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fear_the_nut70's picture

I wish all kids well, even when they don't pick us.

But Muschump over Meyer?  That is a head scratcher.  Well, better brush up on his "blocking his own teammate drill."

In all sincerity, good luck to Mr. Baker.  Hope it works out for him!!

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Barnsey69's picture

If someones a 4-5 star guy with a 1-star work ethic or a lackadaisical approach to his college career, he's better off outside of Urban Meyer's system.

I'm not sure if that is what Baker meant with his "laid back" statement, but this quote from Notor is spot-on with regard to playing under Meyer. 

Well done sir.

I am a modern-art masterpiece.

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

I feel sorry for the Florida fans getting excited over this.

This kid will be a Buckeye by signing day.

#IAINTGOTNOWORRIES

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Always hate to lose a 4* LB out of Ohio but at least he didn't go up north!!!

Good luck young man!

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HeuermanTheFireman's picture

Best of luck to him. I have a feeling this may change after the season but we shall see!

The person responsible for toes clearly wanted you to stub them.

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hit_the_couch's picture

I hope he didn't get to acquainted with Muschamp. I'm pretty sure they'll have a coaching change after this season.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

shark01's picture

He made his selection, I truly hope it's one he plans to honor it as Urban will move on and likely complete this class without him. Don't be surprised if we grab another LB in his place and have no remaining scholarships for his position. If this is where he wants to be, I understand, it's a once in a lifetime choice. Best of luck to him in Gainesville.

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Boxley's picture

Well, I was wrong, but it still does not make much sense to commit to UF at this time.

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." President T. Roosevelt

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BartGK's picture

Didn't want to sit behind R McMillan would seem logical? 

BartGK

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Crimson's picture

He's not a MLB, so he wouldn't be behind McMillan.

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Rob Reese's picture

I've never watched a kid I liked commit elsewhere and think "this won't last, he'll decommit and go elsewhere", until right now.  Will he ultimately be a Buckeye?  I'm not sure, I'm biased so I guess I'd like to think so.  But UF?  Naa, this kid has too much talent and well sought after to go all-in on that train wreck.  

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Zimmy07's picture

I hope so.  It would be best for everyone.  Except Florida.

ab1993's picture

I hate the "train wreck" and "dumpster fire" comments about programs like UF, UT, or even UM. Do you guys seriously believe they won't come back to national relevance? These kids going there just believe they can be the ones to do so.

Class of '16

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Rob Reese's picture

Meh.

This is just a website based on sports, which for the most part, usually goes hand-in-hand with relaxing, being one's self, and taking the world a little less serious if only for a few moments.  But, I'll give the politically correct version of how I feel about it.

"While I'm admittedly shocked and find myself with an upside down frown as I sit here  eating my fat free bacon and zero transfat whole-wheat toast this morning, I ponder Baker's thoughtful selection of a program that I feel is in the midst of great, great uncertainty, unfortunate turmoil and a state of flux at this time.

I genuinely  hope and pray they manage to get things turned around in a most timely fashion."

But, it truly is a train wreck.

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chirobuck's picture

dude you would be better off without the "whole wheat" toast, that shit will kill you.....just throwing it out there, its my job and sometimes I can't turn it off

 
^ best post ever ^

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jamesrbrown322's picture

You hate these?

I do agree, BTW, that a relatively bad situation at a school can be a draw for some kids. It certainly worked at Auburn. Look how quickly they turned this around and competed for national titles, twice, in the last decade. Granted they did it by only playing offense, and no defense, which is even more impressive. I think the reason for dissing on those places really has more to do with the fact that an in-state kid is going there. If Baker wasn't from Ohio, who cares, right? It's just another brick in the illogical wall that most of us as OSU fans do not understand. We are not privy to the discussions he had on his visit, or over the phone with the coaches. I still say we wait this one out a bit, as there is every chance that UF only wins 5-6 games this year, and Muschamp and the staff might be in a whole lot of hurt.

But, hey, at least the Gators will have something else to blame on Meyer while casually ignoring the SEC and National Championships he won there.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

chirobuck's picture

UF's history of college football relevance is very minimal, not much at all outside of Urban Meyer's time there, and esp not compared to OSU......so yeah they might have an occasional random good couple years but that's about all your gonna get with them 

 
^ best post ever ^

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Rob Reese's picture

^^What this man said.^^  UF's a blip in the annals of football history.  OSU is a national treasure.

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KevinJ's picture

You have to give major props to DJ Durkin, I'll bet that dude can sell an Icicle to an Eskimo.

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blocko330's picture

Not too big or crazy?! They enroll 50k and that school is insane (during the school year).. He shoulda said during summer semester it's not too crazy

lamplighter's picture

good luck to him - hope he enjoys Orlando and the Capital One Bowl.

s.pasadena fl's picture

Everything I read down here in Florida tells me Muschamp will not be coaching the Gators next year. Baker will not be a Gator!

Ed Hopper

BroJim's picture

I have not seen the footage from today, does anyone know how it was weird or have a link?

I season my simple food with hunger

Woody16111's picture

Ohio State has signed and targeted a lot of LB's recently - maybe the kid thinks he would get lost in the shuffle.? Maybe he wants some special attention ??? If not then best of luck. 

jamesrbrown322's picture

Is it me, or does DJ Durkin sound like a made up name? I mean really, totally sounds like a pornstar name to me.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

Sad to lose him but no way is he better than Hilliard.  I think the scholarship is valuable elsewhere too. 

"You're an angry football team, and I'm proud to be your coach." - UFM

Fear The Elf's picture

You know who else is from Benedictine.

Rich Paul

Who I believe has been in the news regarding Ohioans coming back to Ohio from Florida.

Jut saying.