Top FL DB Commits to Georgia

ATHENS – On Wednesday, Georgia got yet another commitment from a defensive back.

This time three-star defensive back Deandre Baker picked the Bulldogs after camping in Athens on Wednesday, according to Chad Simmons, who was told by a source close to Baker. Baker plays for Florida powerhouse Miami Northwestern and he is considered a power prospect.

"There wasn't a more physical cornerback on the field Saturday than Baker," said Scout.com's Michael Clark of Baker's performance at the Charlotte NFTC. "He challenged several big wideouts at the line and won more times than not, though he shows he has enough speed to recover when his quick-jams aren't as effective.

This spring Baker told Clark that he hopes to enroll early. If that holds up he will be one of a few players the Bulldogs will take this winter. Baker isn't available to talk his commitment while he is still camping at Georgia due to NCAA by-laws.

He is Georgia's eighth defensive commitment out of ten. He is also the second nationally unranked three-star defensive player in a row the Bulldogs have pulled out of Florida – a sign that defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, previously of Florida State, is reaching into his recruiting bag to reshape the Bulldogs' defense for the future.

The Bulldogs' class had been ranked 12th before Baker's commitment, but jumped Mississippi State and Florida State into Scout.com's top ten with Baker on board. The Bulldogs could also get a few more commitments this weekend during the Mark Richt Camp, which is set to host a slew of top prospects on Saturday.

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