"I like what they are doing down there. The have nice facilities. Coach David Corrae said you do not have to be a big LB to play at Ole Miss, you just have to be a football player. I liked that a lot," added Ryan Baker.
out the most during Jr Day for the Mr. Finalist in Class 2A?
the players and talking to them. They explained to me what it is like to be an
Ole Miss Rebel. My mother came with me. She liked the academic part, of course
Was this Ryan's first visit to Ole Miss?
to be truthful, I did not really expect anything before I came on the trip. I
was just going through the motion, but I was impressed big time. They are not
laid back coaches. They are loud and get into it. I liked that a lot. When we
started watching their highlight tape, they started jumping up and down and going
crazy asking if I was ready to be an Ole Miss Rebel. That got me all fired up.
I can not imagine what it is like on game day. I play with a lot of emotion, so
I need a staff like that to keep me energized."
What other colleges
are recruiting Baker?
"Ole Miss is my only offer so far. They offered
me in the middle of my junior year. Auburn is recruiting me the hardest outside
of Ole Miss. LSU, Central Florida, and Florida are also recruiting me pretty hard.
And I guess you can throw Miami in that mix."
Who stands out?
Miss and Auburn."
What does Ryan like about Auburn?
send me hand written letters almost every day. They send me post cards and stuff
like that too. I talk to their DC and LB coach a lot. They are pretty cool."
stands out about Auburn?
"I like the tradition they have at LB. They
are a hard hitting team, and I am real aggressive too. Their schemes fit me."
Baker take in anymore Jr Days?
"I will probably go to Auburn's."
will be the main factors when it comes decision time.
is a big thing for me and their academics are too."
Baker claims a
3.0 Core GPA and will take the SAT/ACT this Spring.
Sunshine LB attends OM Jr Day
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