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June 25, 2009

Recruit Profile: Demetre Baker

Baker is the explosive, power hitting, undersized (waistline wise) four star linebacker from Jacksonville who committed to Georgia recently. The Florida Times-Union named him Boys Athlete of the Year.

The article talks about his plans to add 10-15 pounds before this coming football season. That would put him his 6'0" frame at 210-215 pounds. In other words, it's reasonable that he would be at least 220 pounds by the 2010 season.

The article also talks about his accomplishments including:
-- 4A State Champ - Shot Put (I think he's the two time champ)
-- 4A State Runner-Up - Discus
-- All Conference - Weightlifting Team
-- Times-Union's All-First Coast boys track and field athlete of the year

When I picture a championship caliber shot putter or discus thrower, I envision a guy shaped like Reese Hoffa. Not a guy like Baker. He's an impressive kid physically, and the Florida paper says his academics are in great shape.


ht - OldDog


Anonymous said...

Could you imagine being a sophomore in HS and finding out you were going to be a dad... wow. Sounds like a great kid though and I'm thrilled to have him on board. Helluva athlete that's for sure

Dubbayoo said...

I believe Herschel was state champ in the shot and 100.

Dawg 05 said...

As was Kregg Lumpkin.

Unknown said...

Kregg was an amazing athlete coming out. It's a shame what happened to his knees.

Anonymous said...

Big News. Georgias top player and 5 star DB/LB Alex Ogletree committed to Georgia tonight.

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