Bellevue standout Budda Baker decommits from Oregon

Four-star safety Budda Baker has decommitted from Oregon, opening up the possibility that UCLA adds another defensive back to its 2014 class.

Baker had Washington and the Bruins as his two other finalists before announcing for the Ducks last month. He played with UCLA linebacker Myles Jack at Bellevue High, and actually helped Jack with his pass coverage last summer.

The Bruins return all four starters in the secondary, and have three defensive backs committed with less than three weeks left until signing day. None, however, are rated as highly as Baker — who is’s fifth-best safety nationally and’s seventh-best.

Three-star safety Ron Robinson is already signed, while four-star cornerback Adarius Pickett plans to enroll early. Four-star cornerback Jaleel Wadood, a two-way star at St. John Bosco, could potentially move to receiver.

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  • Moises Rosiles

    woo-hoo…i’ve been holding out hope that his relationship with Myles Jack would sway him to become a Bruin!!!

  • The EDGE

    He may, if he withstands the home town UW pressure….

    • c2blum

      Baker already withstood the UW press when he orig selected Oregon. The Bellvue pipeline to Westwood has now reopened.

  • jameskatt

    Bruins! Bruins! California warm sunshine, the beach, no show, Hollywood, and girls!

  • BruinTax

    UCLA’s first 3-way player… offense, defense and now recruiter. Time to start your new job Myles!!

  • Sean Zavala