Baker's versatility gives UGA options 

July, 3, 2013
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ATHENS, Ga. -- It is appropriate that a guy named Baker would give Georgia a dozen commitments. Those who enjoy puns could only have wished that defensive lineman Kendall Baker (Atlanta/Marist) was No. 13 for the Bulldogs, thus making the proverbial baker’s dozen. But Baker actually is more than just No. 12.

The 6-foot-5, 284 pound lineman can play both sides of the ball and his double-digit offer list proves he is coveted as both a defensive and offensive tackle. So that was the question, which spot will he play at Georgia? Right now, the answer is on defense. Baker fills the role of the versatile lineman that Mark Richt likes to recruit. Justin Anderson and freshman John Atkins are a couple of the more recent examples. Baker could play defensive end or line up at the nose in Todd Grantham’s 3-4 defense.

Aside from his versatility, Baker is a tough customer in the middle with his massive size and long arms. He recently dropped 10 pounds but with his frame he could easily top 310 pounds before he ever plays a down for Georgia. Baker fires off the ball low and fast, traits that could see offensive line coach Will Friend trying to poach Baker from the defense.

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