- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
It is unlikely any team in Ohio can match Cleveland Heights’ talent at receiver, and though the 2013 prospects are grabbing the headlines, it is a 2014 prospect that could play one of the biggest roles.
Junior receiver Dorian Baker already has his first offer, joining 2013 prospects Shelton Gibson, Dorien Hudson and De’Niro Laster to make for a dynamite receiving corps.
Pittsburgh is the first program to offer the 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver. He picked it up while participating at a camp this summer.
“I’m still in contact with them. When I went down there I didn’t know too much about their facilities or how they ran things, but my buddy De’Niro told me to go down there and do what I do best,” Baker said. “I was actually surprised to get an offer from them.”
Louisville has not offered Baker, but the Cardinals are interested. He is also very familiar with the program and knows the staff fairly well.
“I’m really good friends with [defensive backs coach] Tommy Restivo,” Baker said. “That’s one of my guys. And my uncle went to Florida, and he’s like best friends with the head coach [Charlie Strong]. I like him a lot.”
West Virginia is the other program on Baker at the moment, and he camped there this summer and spent some time with the coaching staff.
“I liked it. West Virginia is a lot of hills, but I liked it,” he said. “It was a good experience to go there.”
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