Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns started Monday off right with the massive commitment of 2024 five-star offensive tackle Brandon Baker.
Baker elected to join the Longhorns over 25 different schools including Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma, Colorado, Florida State, Michigan, Penn State, USC, and more.
Baker is listed as a five-star prospect by the 247Sports index and currently checks in as the nation’s 25th-ranked recruit. He is also listed as the top-ranked offensive tackle in the class of 2024 as well as the second-ranked player in the state of California behind Alabama’s five-star quarterback commit Julian Sayin.
National scouting analyst Gabe Brooks spoke on Brandon Baker saying, “An athletically-built offensive lineman who can live long term on the outside. Owns adequate height with above-average length and frame space to continue adding mass. Plays mad and it shows in the run game. Excellent drive blocker who looks to finish blocks to the ground. Displays impressive lateral quickness and range when required to pull or reach targets at the second level. Plays with consistent leg drive, especially once engaged. Play strength is good and combines with size to often overwhelm smaller, overmatched defenders.”
Brooks finished his thoughts by mentioning the massive upside for the California native by saying, “Through junior season, Baker appears to have established himself as one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the 2024 class. He should be projected as a potential multi-year high-major starter with an eventual ceiling that could lead to NFL Draft early-round candidacy.”
The No. 3 Texas Longhorns take the field next on Saturday, September 30th, against 24th-ranked Kansas at home in Austin, in what could easily become one of the best Big 12 matchups of the season.