The 4-star athlete (per Scout.com) out of Bellevue, Wash., is a pit bull on the field. Although not overly big for the safety position, he more than makes up for it with his physicality and intelligence on the field. His game is eerily similar to that of former All-Pro safety Bob Sanders.
Baker hails from the same high school as current UCLA Bruin Myles Jack. The two are said to be very good friends. Baker took an unofficial visit to UCLA this past weekend, and will trip officially towards the end of January.
He is down to UCLA, Oregon and Washington at this point.
Mixon is the premier running back not only in the state of California, but from a national perspective as well. Rivals.com rates Mixon as the ninth-best player in the entire country.
UCLA needs help at the running back position. At times this past season, four of the five scholarship backs on the roster were out with injury. The Bruins also don't possess what anyone would call an every-down back. The majority of the tailbacks on the squad are smaller, quicker types that excel from more of a situational standpoint.
Mixon would instantly upgrade the position for UCLA. Not only would he become the biggest back on the roster, but he'd provide the Bruins with an option to carry the proverbial load in the backfield. His potential arrival could also keep Myles Jack fresh as a linebacker.
The 5-star athlete (per Scout.com) from Fresno is another elite skill player with the ability to impact UCLA's offense early.
Living up to his surname, Quick is very agile and athletic. He's capable of making people miss in space, and using his electric speed to turn a five-yard catch into a 50-yard touchdown.
UCLA desperately needs an injection of athleticism in its receiving corps. Quick has the ability to come in right away and impact the depth chart.