April 6, 2010
Tyler Baker Waits for an Offer
As much as Rivals would like to believe otherwise, recruiting is by no means a science. At best, it's a series of educated guesses made by a handful of college staffs, speculated on by millions of armchair Athletic Directors, and value-judged by pundits across the nation. At worst, it's a market fueled by inconsistent combine times, grainy highlight films that make every player look like the next Jerry Rice, and yes, even politics.
Every year, "can't-miss" prospects routinely hit the fan and every year, players unanimously snubbed by every big conference team turn out to be legitimate All-Americans. It's simply a fact of life - a casualty of the sheer number of programs at every level of the game.
Enter Tyler Baker, a player who recently finished his third straight all-district season as a defensive back and second straight as a quarterback. Tyler Baker, a two time district MVP who has 42 total touchdowns and 16 interceptions to his name at the varsity level. Tyler Baker, a player who reportedly has been tested consistently in the 4.4-4.5 range, has a vertical best of 36 inches, and a broad jump just a hair shy of ten feet.
Tyler Baker, a player who has yet to receive a single offer from an NCAA Division I program.
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