Dec 7, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer prior to the 2013 Big 10 Championship game against the Michigan State Spartans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football Recruiting: 4-star LB Jerome Baker has Buckeyes on final list

There seems, as of late, that there are a lot of top recruits in the 2015 class that are considering coming to Columbus and lending their talents to the Ohio State football program for a few years. The newest one is four-star linebacker Jerome Baker out of Benedictine in Cleveland.

Recently, Baker revealed a little bit about his recruitment, including that he even has a hunch of where he might want to end up.

“I have a hunch of where I am going already, so that made it easier to move it up,” Baker told in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “I just wanted to focus on my senior season and get recruiting out of the way.” 

Baker, also a running back, is rated the no. 4 athlete in the country according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, and while not an official top three, he did also name three schools that are definitely near the top and the Buckeyes were one of them.

“The schools that are definitely there are Ohio State, Tennessee and Florida,” Baker said. “Those three are definitely up there. The list is coming down a little more, but those three schools are definitely on the list. Those are my top three.” 

Finally, when asked why he would choose Ohio State, well, it was a lot of the same answer that Ohio State kids give–it’s home.

“Ohio State is home. That’s what they sell, that’s what they preach on – just begin home,” Baker said. “My friends go there, my family is going to be able to see me. It is the ultimate comfort level, and there is so much Ohio State has and I really love.

“Basically my whole family went down to Ohio State and it was beautiful to see everyone enjoy it. Ohio State is pretty much my family.”


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