It wasn't a typical recruiting process for Chaminade (Hollywood, Fla.) cornerback Adrian Baker. But at the end of the day, the three-star prospect fulfilled his dream to play for Florida State when his commitment was official on Tuesday afternoon.
Baker spoke with Warchant.com about his commitment to and the emotions he went through reaching his decision.
"I think I'm the happiest person on earth right now. I'm just relieved, excited that it's all over and that I'm a Seminole," said Baker, the No. 35 ranked player at his position. "That's the school I wanted to be at and I'm very happy to now be officially part of the family."
The process was a rollercoaster ride for Baker, but from the very start he just felt FSU was where he wanted to be. What were some of the factors that stood out about the Seminoles and how does he feel he can fit in the defense?
"I would say their system fits me well because I have a lot of speed," he said. "I'll also have a chance or opportunity to make an impact with the team with Greg Reid and Xavier Rhodes graduating. I just can't wait to show what I can do."
The recruitment for Baker also came with some doubt around fans or people on social media challenging that the 6-foot-2, 170 pound standout had a committable offer. Baker wasn't bashful about responding to his critics.
"It bothered me a little bit because I'm straight forward about everything, but to be honest at the end of the day it doesn't matter," Baker explained. "Those people didn't know the situation at all and whether they like it or not I'm a Seminole and there is nothing they can do about it."
Baker holds offers from programs like Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma, LSU and several others. With the commitment, FSU moves up to No. 11 in the Rivals.com team rankings for the 2013 class.
Stay tuned to Warchant.com for more on Baker's commitment.