February 18, 2008

Purdue one of the first to recruit Michigan back

The state of Michigan will be the destination for colleges across the country looking for elite running back talent in the class of 2009 and one of the reasons is Oak Park's Edwin Baker. The 5-10, 195-pound speedster has already received several scholarship offers, but his first came two weeks ago.

As a junior Baker suffered a slight knee injury that caused him to miss several games, yet he still managed 1,295 yards and eight touchdowns on 113 carries. Although he possesses a powerful build and has no trouble shedding tacklers, Baker is known best for his speed. This past spring he ran a top time of 10.5 in the 100 meters and has a 40-yard dash time in the 4.3 second range.

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