Budda Baker (Bellevue, Wash.Bellevue) has decommitted from the Oregon Ducks where he had previously committed to head coach Mark Helfrich and his staff on Dec. 20, but announced via Twitter that Eugene will not be where he plays his college football.
I have decommited from Oregon an decided to reopen my recruitment Coach H an the ducks are a great program just not the right program for me
— budda baker (@buddabaker32) January 17, 2014
The four-star athlete has an official visit scheduled to see the Washington Huskies this weekend and has one scheduled to see the UCLA Bruins on Jan. 24 and on Jan. 31.
The Huskies were viewed as the runner-up when he announced his commitment to the Ducks in December after three unofficial visits in August gave the local school hope in reeling in the No. 5 athlete in the country according to 247Sports composite rankings.
Washington fans should feel optimistic that Chris Petersen and his staff can keep him close to home.
At 5-9, 174-pounds, Baker projects as a slot receiver, third-down running back or defensive back in college and he ranks as the No. 53 player overall and the top recruit in the state of Washington according to the 247Sports composite.
You can check out the highlights of one of the nation’s more versatile athletes in the video below.