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Ohio State has re-established itself as a dominant program in the Big Ten under head coach Urban Meyer, who is 24-2 in Columbus, according to Sports-Reference.com.
The Buckeyes boast an extremely talented roster full of elite recruits, plus the program is surrounded by terrific tradition. Fans support the team with a ton of passion, and Ohio State is always on the national media's radar.
Baker would also be able to stay relatively close to home by signing with Ohio State.
Baker could find it tough to get on the field as a running back or linebacker early in his career. Ohio State has recruited well at both positions over the last several recruiting cycles.
Blake Alderman of InsideTheGators.com (subscription required) wrote on April 21, "Florida, Tennessee and Ohio State likely will get return visits this fall for official visits."
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.