Class of 2015 Vista Murrieta receiver Colin Baker has been balling out for the Broncos this season, hauling in 23 catches for 429 yards and five touchdowns.
After a breakout sophomore campaign that produced 23 catches for 436 yards and seven touchdowns, college coaches and recruiters took notice of Baker's premium skill set and playmaking prowess.
The San Diego State Aztecs became the first of many to offer Baker a scholarship. CLA had the opportunity to touch base with Baker to get his thoughts on the SDSU offer and the recruiting process.
Colin Baker: Official Junior Highlights
"It finally felt like all my work paid off. I talked to Coach Gonzalez. He called me and asked me how everything was going with school and football. He was talking about my highlights and said that they were going to offer me. My dad and my mom were really proud of me. They knew my hard work was going to pay off," Baker told CLA Sports.
At 6'2 180 and a 4.5 40-time, Baker possesses the size and speed that wreaks havoc on secondaries. Baker's ability to elevate and make high-point catches on a consistent basis combined with the willingness to go over the middle separate him from other top receivers in his class.
Baker gets behind the secondary with relative ease when facing tight coverage. If you leave a cushion, Baker will feast underneath all night. In addition to his receiving skills, Baker is an excellent run blocker. Several major programs have been showing interest in Colin recently.
"Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Washington State, UCLA, Boise State, Vanderbilt and Georgia. I've been talking to Vanderbilt. They want me to come check out the school," said Baker.
CLA expects make Baker to reel in more scholarship offers in due time. For now, Baker's focus is on the 8-1 Broncos and their final regular season game against Southwestern League foe Chaparral.