2020 3-star wide receiver David Baker already has a growing list of offers from Big Ten schools. That list grew by one on June 16, as Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines extended a scholarship his way.
“I called coach Harbaugh and we just talked football, academics and life, and he kinda just slid the ‘we’d like to give you a scholarship offer to come play for us,’” Baker told Maize n Brew. “In all honesty, it’s still pretty surreal.”
The 6-foot-2, 186-pound receiver from Indianapolis is currently being pursued the hardest by Purdue, Indiana and Iowa. But Michigan made such a lasting impression on him, he plans on visiting for the BBQ at the Big House on July 28.
“I’m interested with Michigan and look forward to getting to know more of the coaches and building relationships with them,” he said.
No schools “tremendously” stand out to Baker as of now, but something that will make schools stand out to him eventually is how genuine the school and staff are to him, and which coaching staff he likes best.
Another thing that could help is the fact that Baker’s uncle played soccer at Michigan. And if that wasn’t enough to give the Wolverines a boost in his recruitment, Baker also said his mom “loves” the Indianapolis Colts and was a fan of Harbaugh’s during his playing days.
Baker said a decision is likely to be made “probably around this time next year.”
Baker is the 85th ranked receiver and the 446th overall player in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports. He does not have a composite score yet.