Marist 4-star lineman Baker picks UGA over Auburn

Georgia’s impressive recruiting run continued Wednesday night on Atlanta television.

Marist offensive lineman Kendall Baker picked the Bulldogs over Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt.

“Me and my whole family love Georgia, Georgia is a school that has constantly recruited me for a long time, the staff is great, and it is just right for me,” Baker told Fox Sports NEXT about his commitment.

Baker (6-foot-6, 275 pounds), who could play offensive or defensive line at Georgia, is considered four-star offensive lineman by Fox Sports NEXT. His commitment continues to push forward the momentum the Bulldogs have had over the last month in recruiting.

“I grew up watching Georgia,” Baker said. “I liked them a lot as a kid, and that really did play into it for me. I know a lot about Georgia, I knew what the school was all about, and I knew about two weeks ago that Georgia was definitely the school for me. I take a lot of pride representing Georgia. I get to represent Georgia as a state and show that the best in Georgia need to stay home. There is a lot of Georgia fans around here that are proud of the local guys staying home, so I knew that is what I wanted to do.”

Baker said Auburn was his second choice, but that a common factor in recruiting put Georgia over the top.

“Auburn was No. 2 for me; they were right there, but Georgia is the in-state school, I want to represent my state in college, and I am excited about my future at Georgia. I am solid to Georgia. I am 100-percent and I am done with recruiting. I only plan to visit Georgia from here on out.”

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