Four-star recruit Budda Baker decommits from Oregon

Four-star recruit Budda Baker decommits from Oregon
January 17, 2014, 4:45 pm
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Four-star athlete recruit Budda Baker, out of Bellevue, Wash., has rescinded his oral commitment to Oregon, according to a tweet from the athlete without a position.

  • Tweeted Baker: "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"

The loss of the 5-foot-11, 178-pound Baker weeks before the Feb. 5 National Letters of Intent signing day certainly doesn't help the Ducks' recruiting class but it shouldn't be viewed as a major blow, either.

Four-star recruit wide receiver Jalen Brown has already enrolled at Oregon, so he isn't going anyplace anytime soon.

And let's face it, 4-star receivers are a dime a dozen and in Oregon's case don't always work out. Fans were all aglow over the 2011 signings of Tacoi Sumler and Devon Blackmon but neither delivered.

Oregon still has 2012 four-star recruits, Bralon Addison and Dwayne Stafford in place and the former is coming off of a breakthrough season.

Last year Oregon signed four-star receivers, Devon Allen and Darren Carrington.

Wide receiver is not an issue for the Ducks.

Plus, chances are that Oregon will snag a player who ultimately decommits from another program before Feb. 5. It has happened the last few seasons.

It has been reported that Baker will visit Washington.