Four-star safety Budda Baker picks Washington

Four-star safety Budda Baker announced his decision to commit to Washington this evening, picking the Huskies over UCLA on Seattle TV station KING 5.

Baker, who is close to UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, is the top-rated recruit out of Washington and No. 10 at his position nationally. The Bellevue High standout cited his family as a main reason for sticking close to home, and was accompanied by relatives in the KING 5 studio.

The Bruins have four-star prospects Jaleel Wadood and Adarius Pickett committed in in this year’s secondary class, as well as three-star cornerback Denzel Fisher.

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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. Continue reading

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