Graduate transfer cornerback and former Clemson Tiger Adrian Baker made his official visit to Stillwater for the Oklahoma State football team on March 4.
Former Clemson Tigers cornerback and graduate transfer Adrian Baker made his official visit to Oklahoma State last weekend on March 4. OK State was Baker’s first official visit during the transfer process. According to 247Sports, he’ll visit Iowa State later this week, on March, and then Wake Forest and Arizona State later in March. Baker has not announced a date for his commitment yet, or really given any indication of a favorite school.
Baker would bring two things that the Cowboy secondary needs to fill direly for the 2017 season, experience and ball skills. In only three starts during the 2015 season he managed to rack up two interceptions. With OK State losing their primary cornerback in Ashton Lampkin next season, Baker could be a huge add.
Furthermore, adding a player that saw the everyday grind on a college football team that got over the hump last season and won a National Championship would be a great thing for the OK State locker room. With so much hype surrounding the offense entering the 2017 season, you have to wonder how badly head coach Mike Gundy is trying to add a player like Baker to shore up the secondary.
Above all else, adding a player that is gifted in drawing turnovers would fit very well with the Cowboy defensive mindset. OK State’s defense is at their most successful point when they convert on the mindset of “bend but not break” while winning the turnover battle. But it also helps to have secondary depth stockpiled in an offense-heavy conference like the Big 12.
Baker only has four official visits lined up as of today, but he said he would like to visit West Virginia and UCF within the next month. He’s also received interest from other Power Five conference schools such as Miami, Kentucky, and Texas Tech. More interest is sure to come Baker’s way within the next few weeks.
Originally committing to Clemson as a three-star cornerback back in 2013, Baker was rated as the 29th best corner nationally in that class. Baker committed to Florida State originally before he decommitted and joined the Tigers where he signed his letter of intent.
OK State seems to have peaked the interest of Baker more than most other schools that reached out to him after he received his release from Clemson. With Spring Practice starting today and the Spring Game just around the corner, Cowboy football fans should get an answer from Baker soon as well as a number of other recruits in the 2018 class.