Dorian Baker Becomes Latest Kentucky Wildcats Football Commitment


The Kentucky Wildcats have secured their 20th commitment of the 2014 recruiting class in the form of Dorian Baker, a wide receiver out of Cleveland Heights High School in Ohio.


Baker, a three-star prospect on ESPN & 24/7 Sports, currently holds offers from Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Pitt and Vanderbilt.

Baker plays both ways for Cleveland Heights, and last season, Baker registered 68 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception at defensive back.


ESPN Scouting Report

Size-Strength-Speed A very good looking athlete. Tall, long arms and already possesses some bulk to his frame. Can be an imposing factor and plays on the inside and outside. Speed is above average for his size. Possesses quick feet and a galloping style. Has a lanky/loose appearance to his running style, and at times can look uncoordinated.
Separation Skills Marginal at this stage, but not necessarily due to a lack of ability. He is just raw and lacks a complex route tree. Does not yet have great body control. Explodes off the ball with good surge and gets downfield quickly at times, but runs out of control and this actually gives him a bit of an advantage because you don’t know what he is going to do. Athletic enough to develop here.
Ball Skills Catches the ball cleanly, but almost every time the ball approaches him he jumps to catch it, even if the ball is at chest level. Almost appears unsure and can be awkward from catch to tuck to transition. His size would lead you to believe he should be a real factor in the red zone or on the jump ball, but he is not generally used in this manner.
Big Play Ability There is upside here and he flashes some playmaking ability due to size and agility combination. Shows some wiggle and elusiveness after the catch and once on a straight line he can gain momentum and be a load to handle in the open field. Strong enough to break tackles.
Bottom Line Baker is athletic with ideal measurables, but also extremely raw and unpolished. Sees extensive snaps on defense as well and there could be upside, but not sure how natural he is on that side. There are flashes of BCS level skill here, but he is a developmental prospect.




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