Miami is reportedly interested in adding another Clemson grad transfer.
Baker received his release to transfer Wednesday, per multiple reports, and will graduate in May. A Hallandale native, he played his high school ball at Hollywood-Chaminade.
As of Friday, 247Sports reported, UM, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech had contacted him most among, well, a baker’s dozen (13) programs.
Baker, 22, reportedly plans to take several official visits this spring, and will see Miami (along with FIU, FAU and UCF) during spring break next month.
The Hurricanes, who lose star Corn Elder and major contributor Adrian Colbert to graduation, added junior college transfer Jhavonte Dean, who will be a junior, and freshman Trajan Bandy to compete with sophomore Malek Young (started final four games of 2016) and juniors Sheldrick Redwine and Michael Jackson. Senior Ryan Mayes and junior Terrance Henley are UM’s other scholarship corners, though neither has played meaningful snaps.
At Clemson, Baker (6-1, 180) had 14 tackles and two interceptions in 266 snaps over 15 career games. He started three games in 2015 before tearing his ACL in practice last March.
He was rated as high as the 197th-best player and 19th-best athlete in the 2013 signing class by ESPN.