OL Baker Holds Half-Dozen

Jon Baker

Millis (Mass.) High offensive lineman Jon Baker holds six offers, including ones from Rutgers, Connecticut and Boston College, and he spoke about his recruitment with FOXSportsNEXT.

The recruiting process is starting to gain traction for Millis (Mass.) High offensive lineman Jon Baker, with his latest offer coming from Rutgers.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound guard prospect also holds offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Yale and Harvard, but he isn't close to make a decision since he has not seen a lot of campuses.

"The best case scenario is I'd like to be done by the start of my senior season," Baker said. "If it's not right, I'm not going to force it."

As Baker's offer list suggests, academics will play a key role in his decision. But so will football.

"I wouldn't say one is more important than the other," Baker said. "I would say they are equally important."

Baker visited Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia in the spring and summer, but he said he is not hearing much from those schools. At this point, his recruitment is more regional.

He knows Boston College well, and his high school is 20 miles from the campus.

However, the one school he knows he will visit in the spring is a bit further. Rutgers offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski offered Baker last week, and he is eager to learn about the program.

"I'm hoping to get there soon, at the end of April, I think," Baker said. "I like (Wroblewski). He's a cool guy."

But Baker's knowledge of the Scarlet Knights is minimal.

"I know they're moving to the Big Ten, and they have good academics," Baker said.

Baker knows the most about Boston College, and not only because he has been to campus to meet coach Steve Addazio. Baker was being recruited to UConn by assistant Don Brown, who is now on Boston College's staff.

"It would be nice to be near home, but it won't make or break something for me," Baker said. "I like BC a lot, especially with the new coach being an offensive line coach. It's definitely a bonus. He's a great guy. He's got a lot of energy, a lot of passion, a lot of emotion.

"The coach at UConn that was recruiting me is now at Boston College. UConn invited me to their junior day but I couldn't make it. I went to a game when they played Cincinnati, but I've never been on the campus."

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