2015 Gator Commitment #6: OLB Jerome Baker 6-1 205 of Benedictine High School, Cleveland OH

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by thedyc09, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. thedyc09
    Offline

    thedyc09 Junior

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,884
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +243
    2015 Gator Commitment #6:
    OLB Jerome Baker 6-1 205 of Benedictine High School, Cleveland OH.
    ****
    7.11.2014 Commitment.

    *******


    Last week he was an Ohio State lock. We are big favorites today.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 31, 2014
  2. thedyc09
    Offline

    thedyc09 Junior

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,884
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +243
  3. thedyc09
    Offline

    thedyc09 Junior

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,884
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +243
    And BOOM. Just stole one of the top recruits out of Ohio. Send your thanks to Mr. DJ Durkin who did this all on his own.
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. vader6063
    Offline

    vader6063 Junior

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,739
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings Received:
    +57
    Great film. Looks ready to come in a play right away.
  5. jgriffis21
    Offline

    jgriffis21 Sophomore

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings Received:
    +106
    Jerome Baker welcome to Gatornation. Take that Urban.
  6. g0ggles
    Offline

    g0ggles Freshman

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings Received:
    +52
    News just put an extra pep in my step today. Shout out to Coach Durkin
  7. DBCooper
    Offline

    DBCooper Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    3,265
    Likes Received:
    318
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Hendersonville, NC
    Ratings Received:
    +2,194
    Great get for restocking our LB corps. Welcome to the Gator Nation Mr. Baker.
  8. Briang8r
    Online

    Briang8r Junior

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +1,475
    Huge pick up, especially for those of us concerned about losing Holland to AU. I didn't think we had a shot with this kid being from Ohio. I'm really impressed with the way this staff is recruiting with all of the "noise in the system".
  9. Briang8r
    Online

    Briang8r Junior

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +1,475
    I just saw this from Thomas Goldkamp on 247. I like to look at the average commitment rating, because I think the overall ratings are too often influenced by quantity over quality:

    "The commitment of four-star linebacker Jerome Baker moved Florida up nine spots in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings, from No. 29 to No. 20. Florida has just 10 commitments, and every team ranked ahead of Florida in the 247Sports rankings except USC (10 commits) has more commitments.

    The average commitment for the Gators rates at an 89.81. Only six teams ahead of Florida in the rankings have a higher average rating: No. 1 Alabama (93.94), No. 2 Texas A&M (90.74), No. 4 Penn State (90.14), No. 5 Auburn (90.06), No. 11 Georgia (89.82) and No. 15 USC (92.07)."
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. xenythx
    Offline

    xenythx Senior

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    5,852
    Likes Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,184
    Really nice pick-up. But to be a Debbie Downer, this is one of those cases where I'll believe he sticks with Florida when the ink dries on his LOI.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  11. Diesel350z
    Offline

    Diesel350z All SEC

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    392
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +1,181
    Great pickup. Him and Adonis Thomas playing together would be great!!!!
  12. gatorintx2014
    Online

    gatorintx2014 Sophomore

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2014
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Temple, TX
    Ratings Received:
    +449
    I'll believe it once he signs his LOI. Urban Meyer is a great recruiter and I wouldn't doubt him doubling down and working this kid extra hard to try and get him to flip. I really hope he doesn't, I'm just not holding my breath.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Best Post Ever Best Post Ever x 1
  13. Chompsuey
    Offline

    Chompsuey Sophomore

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings Received:
    +121
    Champ plucked Jordan Hicks from Ohio while beating Tressel and Urbs. Hopefully we get George Brown also.
  14. StrangeGator
    Offline

    StrangeGator All SEC

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    27,560
    Likes Received:
    561
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings Received:
    +2,676
    Yes you are a Debbie Downer. Just remember that for every commit that flips away from us, one or more will flip in our direction. To the best of my recollection, our out of state commits have been more likely to stick recently than the Florida kids. Choosing to go that far away to college is usually something that's well thought out.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  15. ctresh
    Online

    ctresh Junior

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    927
    Likes Received:
    308
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    Ratings Received:
    +1,607
    Don't forget about Jeffrey Holland and Roquan Smith!! We need 4 LBs this year and those guys would be 4 great ones to get!
  16. Briang8r
    Online

    Briang8r Junior

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +1,475
    Tevon Coney looks like a good one too. He was at the Opening. We have a really good shot with him.
  17. ctresh
    Online

    ctresh Junior

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    927
    Likes Received:
    308
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    Ratings Received:
    +1,607
    Agreed. Any combination of 4 between Baker, Holland, Smith, Thomas, and Coney would be more than ideal for us. That would give us by far the best LB core moving forward in college football.

    It'll be tough to land four of those guys, but I think it's doable for our coaches after we just plucked Baker out of Urb's backyard
  18. slayerxing
    Online

    slayerxing Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,593
    Likes Received:
    126
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +1,685
    UF has a lot of good LB's that are giving UF a long look.

    This was a great get.

    Hopefully UF can close with Holland, Thomas, and Coney and call it a day.

    I seriously doubt that UF gets smith, but last week I would have said the same thing about Baker, so only time will tell.

    Either way, if the staff stays in one piece, this should be a very strong class.
  19. Tebowism0823
    Offline

    Tebowism0823 All SEC

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    9,676
    Likes Received:
    336
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Tavares/G'Ville, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +4,738
    You don't think Urban and company were doing everything they could before he committed?
  20. Tebowism0823
    Offline

    Tebowism0823 All SEC

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    9,676
    Likes Received:
    336
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Tavares/G'Ville, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +4,738
    Great Pickup!!!

Share This Page