I had the privilege of interviewing Kordell Baker a wide receiver and member of the 2014 football recruiting class. Kordell Baker is from Tahoka High School in Tahoka, Texas. He is 5′ 11″ and weights 155 pounds. Baker expresses intrest in Baylor, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, TCU, SDSU and SMU. Baker is being recruited as a wide receiver. Bakers secondary position is free safter. I created a list of 11 questions that I believe our audience would find interesting about the life of a young football recruit. These are the questions that I asked Baker, followed with his answers.
Recruiting Interview: WR Kordell Baker Class of 2014
Question: Which schools have expressed the most interest?
Kordell Baker: The school that has shown me the most interest is Akron, but on June 10th I went to the SDSU mini camp and stood out and after the camp they showed me a lot of interest.
Question: Which universities do you express interest in? Do you have a top 5?
Kordell Baker: My top 5 is SDSU, Texas Tech, OU, SMU, and Baylor
Question: Do you have a dream university?
Kordell Baker: SDSU is my dream university I am originally from California and have always dreamed of going back.
Question: What do you look for in a University?
Kordell Baker: I look for strong academics and a university that will let me make an early impact.
Question: Does the fan base of the university have an impact on your recruitment?
Kordell Baker: Not really, It would be nice, but is not required.
Question: Based on national media and fan bases does it matter what conference you play in?
Kordell Baker: No I would like to be on TV so my family can see me play every week.
Question: What is your 40 time?
Kordell Baker: My fastest 40 is a 4.52, but I consistently run a 4.6
Question: What is your max bench and max squat?
Kordell Baker: My bench max is 215 and squat is 355
Question: What are your strengths?
Kordell Baker: My strengths are my speed and hands along with good routes
Question: What are your weaknesses?
Kordell Baker: My weakness is getting off the line fast, which I am working on during the summer
Question: As a wide receiver, you get some of the glory when you complete a substantial play. What is your favorite part of the job as a wide receiver?
Kordell Baker: My favorite part is making a huge touchdown, a huge first down, or making a huge block that leads to a Touchdown.
Question: Name a college or NFL athlete that people compare you to. What college or NFL athlete do you idolize and how do their skill sets match yours?
Kordell Baker: I am usually compared to Kenny Stills Jr. of OU and Sammy Watkins of Clemson. I idolize Calvin Johnson Jr. and Kenny Stills Jr. I have strong hands like Calvin Johnson Jr., but I also have good solid speed and routes like Kenny Stills Jr.