That certainly didn’t take long.
Earlier today, it was reported that Adrian Baker (pictured, center) had whittled his transfer to-do list down to Oklahoma State, Houston and UCF. This evening, the former Clemson defensive back has confirmed to Jake Trotter of ESPN.com that he has made a decision as to where he’ll continue his collegiate playing career — the Big 12 OSU.
“I think they have an opportunity to compete for a national championship,” Baker told Trotter. “I’m hoping I can come in there and help.”
Baker will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer for the secondary-needy Cowboys. The 2017 season will, barring an unexpected bid for a sixth year from the NCAA, be his final season of eligibility.
A three-star member of Clemson’s 2013 recruiting class, Baker took a redshirt as a true freshman before playing in four games the following season. He started three of 13 games in 2015, intercepting a pair of passes in the process.
Expected to contend for a starting job in 2016, Baker instead missed the Tigers run to a title last season because of a knee injury sustained in spring practice. In early February, Baker opted to transfer from the reigning national champions.