LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron made several big hires during the offseason, mostly overhauling his defensive coaching staff.
One of the moves that Orgeron made was hiring Blake Baker to serve as the Tigers’ linebackers coach.
Baker previously served as the defensive coordinator for the Miami Hurricanes.
The Houston native is already making a big impact for LSU on the recruiting trail.
LSU football gets an aggressive recruiter in Blake Baker
Baker will obviously be a solid position coach for the Tigers (otherwise Coach O wouldn’t have hired him). But that’s not the only thing he’s bringing to LSU.
The former Miami assistant is proving to be an aggressive recruiter for the Tigers.
2022 four-star linebacker CJ Washington has been committed to Georgia since last July. But that’s not stopping Baker from taking a big swing at the Georgia native.
Washington is on campus this weekend for an official visit to LSU. And Baker is working hard to flip the talented linebacker from the Bulldogs.
“Washington’s been committed to Georgia for almost a year, but linebackers coach Blake Baker is taking his shot at the Top 100 prospect,” reported 247Sports’ Billy Embody on Friday.
It seems unlikely that LSU will be able to flip Washington from Georgia.
But if they don’t try, it definitely won’t happen.
It would be easy for Baker to look at Washington as a Georgia native who isn’t going anywhere. The fact that he’s being aggressive in his recruiting approach and taking a swing at Washington is a great sign for the future of LSU recruiting.
Baker clearly isn’t a coach who becomes complacent. He wants the best players in Baton Rouge. And he’s going to go after them regardless of whether they’re committed to another program or not.
That’s the type of energy that’s going to keep the Tigers in the College Football Playoff picture for years to come.