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Former UK commit is going to Marshall

Ashland’s Quinton Baker is headed to Marshall to play college football. Once a Kentucky commit, Baker announced his new destination today on Twitter.

Baker originally committed to the Cats back in October and then decommitted after UK’s loss to Louisville. He is the son of former UK running back Al Baker.

Good luck, bud.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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13 Comments for Former UK commit is going to Marshall

  1. GroundControlToNumber9
    5:11 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Good luck to this kid.

    Show some class Cat fans… his dad bleeds blue.

    • Leuther
      8:09 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

      This is NOT a big losss so good luck to him and his posse…

  2. Wilder Treadway
    5:16 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Anything about Lady Cats?

  3. Al Sharpton
    5:38 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    I know Quinton and his family. Sweet kid. Good kid.
    He isn’t SEC material, however. When he initially committed to UK, I was really happy, thinking that we had another Arliss Beach coming out of Ashland, but I worried about him riding the pine for four years. His slight build would necessitate a position change–slot receiver, a la TV Williams?–but there was no way he was going to be an SEC running back at his size and decent–but not great–speed. If his heart is set on playing RB, then Marshall is a great fit for him.

  4. Katya
    5:39 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Disappointed, but good luck.

  5. Pat Forde's Weird Uncle
    5:51 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    As a UK fan I am unaffected as Stoops is not struggling to bring in talent to the backfield.
    As a WKU student and fan, I am quite disappointed since we will be seeing him on the other side of the field. Every year.

  6. 5 and 7
    6:23 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Kid picked a better football program. Can’t blame him.

    • 12-1
      9:21 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

      Soooo since they had a better record than Louisville does that mean…? Try again goober.

  7. Andy
    6:29 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Not a loss at all. I don’t think the coaching staff wanted him that bad. We have Boom, Hortel, Kemp, Sihiem King, Benny Snell and Asim Rose. We are good to go. These guys are all pretty physical backs and Baker’s size doesnt scream physical. Slot receiver- Maybe.

  8. bosshogg24
    7:15 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Too small and not an SEC player, made the right decision to go to a lower division plus competition scared him off!

    • Leuther
      8:10 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

      Good analysis…

  9. AJones7304
    8:21 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Please stop saying he is too small, there may be many reasons why he is not SEC material but his size should not be one of them as an APB. He is actually a little bit bigger than Boom was coming out of high school. I would say speed is a big factor even though baker ran a 4.57 forty Boom ran it in 4.39.

  10. JR
    8:35 am June 29, 2015 Permalink

    “Not an SEC player”- most of Jokers players wasnt, so there goes that argument. Best of luck to the kid. As an Ashland native, would like him to go to UK like Arliss Beach, but Marshall is right across the river in Huntington, so still close to home. Marshall is a great team and watching them in their prime long ago, they will just keep getting better.