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Rivals100 linebacker announcing Friday morning

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On Friday morning Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine Rivals100 athlete Jerome Baker will make his college announcement known to the world. Heading into the decision Baker has narrowed things down to a final three consisting of Florida, Ohio State and Tennessee.
Early Thursday things were pretty much as they were a week ago. Baker was still up in the air with his decision and hadn't made up his mind just yet.
"I pretty much have a good idea of where I want to go," Baker told Inside The Gators a week ago. "Honestly I am going back and forth with it everyday. It changes during the day I wake up and it's one school and go to sleep and it's another school. I do think I have a good idea of where I want to go, but it changes daily."
The 6-foot-1, 206-pounder will make his announcement at his high school at 10:00 a.m. with his family and coaches. The home state Ohio State Buckeyes have been the heavy favorite to land the four-star linebacker, but there has been a lot of chatter of a late surge by the Florida Gators.
That late surge is due in large part to Baker's relationship with Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin.
"Coach Durkin did a great job of selling me on what I would do in their defense and that was probably the best tool that he could use and he showed me what I would do and what position I would be used for," explained Baker. "He showed me how my role as Will linebacker effects the defense and that was great to see. I spent a lot of time with coach Durkin and him being my position coach I love talking to him about football and life and everything. He is such a great person to talk to and I can open up with him and have a conversation about anything."
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