Baker ready for FSU official


Adrian Baker (Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna) will be one of the many recruits in town for Florida State's clash with Clemson on Saturday.

Baker, a Seminoles' commitment, has been to games before. But this time, he wants to get a feel for how things operate prior to kickoff of a major conference showdown.

"I am looking forward to that because I think it will be a big game and I know the environment will be crazy," he said. "I am really looking forward to it.

"It is going to be a night game and the world will be watching. It is a great ACC matchup between two teams, so I am very excited."

Though he's stayed in close contact with the Florida State coaching staff, Baker admittedly hasn't been watching every single snap through the first two games of the Seminoles' season.

"I have been checking on them, but at the same time, they haven't really been playing any good teams," he said. "I really was expecting them to win so I wasn't really watching, just checking the score. I talk to Coach Gran, I talk to Coach Fisher and Coach Stoops -- they actually came to my game last week."

Official visits usually afford recruits something different whether it is the access to all parts of the campus, close interaction with the coaching staff or something else. Baker is ready to experience that, but still, the game itself has his attention more than anything else.

"I am ready to see the atmosphere for the game experience and see the teams going at it," he mentioned. "I will be watching the corners closely and stuff like that. I want see the game-day feeling and the pregame environment. I am just glad I will be there."

The Seminoles are supposed to host an extensive list of the who's who prospects -- either officially or unofficially. Baker doesn't think he is going to do too much recruiting of the top uncommitted prospects, but will go out of his way to welcome them.

"I might maybe talk to some of them, but at the same time, it will be their decision at the end," Baker said. "They'll have to make their decision, so I will approach it like that."

After Florida State, Baker will take two more official visits to round out his recruiting process.

"I won't take all five, but probably two other schools right now," he said. "Probably just Clemson and Oklahoma."

Baker committed to Florida State on July 3, 2012.