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Top Washington recruit will stay in-state to play for Huskies

Budda Baker AP

Chris Petersen got a nice present on the eve of National Signing Day as four-star safety Budda Baker from Bellevue, Wash., announced on Tuesday night that he will stay in-state and play for the Huskies.

He chose Washington over UCLA and USC after decommitting from Oregon in December. He’s ranked as the top player in his home state and 61st nationally by Rivals.com.

“I’m just a big family person. Family always comes first,” Baker said. “I’ll be close to my family. They’ll be able to come see me play. It’s just a true blessing.”

Baker is an excellent athlete who could conceivably shine at wide receiver or running back — he’s a dangerous player with the ball in his hands — but safety is expected to be his future position.

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5 Responses to “Top Washington recruit will stay in-state to play for Huskies”
  1. mydixienormus says: Feb 4, 2014 8:53 PM

    Bang!!!

  2. meatcarroll says: Feb 4, 2014 10:36 PM

    Smoking Budda – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

  3. timh1955 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:14 AM

    Chris Petersen finally gets a four star recruit! Big news! He’s use to getting the one and two star recruits at Boise State so this must be nice. Now we’ll see if he wins games.

  4. mydixienormus says: Feb 5, 2014 6:57 AM

    This is his 4th 4 star recruit in this class Timmy. Pay attention.

  5. raiderufan says: Feb 5, 2014 7:12 AM

    Is it Buh-duh or Boo-duh?

    Either way, solid grab for Petersen and Washington. I love that Petersen stayed so loyal to Boise for so long and I hope he does well in Washington.

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