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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

4-Star Arizona OL Tosh Baker

December 18, 2019

OL Tosh Baker‍ 

ISD: 94 – 4-Star
Composite: 94.9 – 4-Star

6-8, 275
Pinnacle (Phoenix, Arizona)

Jeff Quinn

Recruitment Rundown
Baker made his first trip to South Bend just about a year ago. He left thoroughly impressed with Notre Dame and with an offer from the Irish in hand. The Pinnacle High School standout knew he needed to get back and returned for another visit at the end of March. Irish quarterback commit Drew Pyne made a strong impression on Baker during that visit, making the big lineman comfortable with the kinds of people he’d be around in South Bend. By the time he pulled the trigger for the Irish and committed to the Irish a little over a month later, it was no surprise Notre Dame had edged out the in-state schools along with UCLA and Stanford.

Pinnacle Head Coach Dana Zupke
”Tosh checks ALL the boxes.  He has the frame, the athleticism, and the football IQ that is as good as I've ever seen.  More important, he is a great, character driven leader.  He is a gentleman off the field, but he knows how to be mean and physical on the field.  He is also an outstanding student, taking mostly honors and AP courses throughout his high school career.  Notre Dame is getting a gem!”

ISD Expert Jamie Uyeyama
He’s already shown the ability and athletic traits that suggest he can be an elite blindside protector of the quarterback. This is someone who could end up being a first-round pick by the time he leaves Notre Dame if he reaches his full potential.

Ronnie Stanley, also a former basketball player in high school, is a good Notre Dame comparison for his future. Washington State’s Andre Dillard, a first round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles last month, is also someone I see as a similar comparison for Baker’s ceiling in college.

He'll take some time to be ready to play, but his raw tools are exceptional.

Favorite ISD Quote
“Once I stepped on campus, I knew it was the right place for me and what I wanted. I just had to compare it to other schools. I got to the point where I didn’t want to play the recruiting game anymore and I just jumped onboard.”

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