Baker Chooses Washington

Budda Baker

Four-star Bellevue (Wash.) safety Budda Baker chose Washington on live television Tuesday night...

Four-star Bellevue (Wash.) safety Budda Baker announced on live television his intention to sign with Washington.

Baker cited family as the #1 factor in his decision, which is consistent with reports we've heard.

The word from sources around the recruitment is that Baker was leaning toward committing to UCLA after his visit to Westwood in mid-January, but that since then, Washington has made its way back into the race, to the point where many consider the Huskies the favorite.

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