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Bloomingdale running back Eugene Baker is the latest recruit from the bay area to commit to Nebraska-Kearney, Bulls coach John Booth said via text message.
The 6-foot, 215-pound senior rushed for 791 yards, 10 touchdowns and two two-point conversions this season for the Bulls. Baker had four games of 100 yards rushing or more – against Strawberry Crest, East Bay, Tampa Catholic and Riverview – in a season that was a disappointing follow-up to a junior year when he rushed for 1,240 yards and 17 touchdowns.
He struggled to duplicate his previous season, in part because he played with a freshman quarterback and inexperienced offensive line.
Baker joins Hernando linebacker Darren Hambrick and Pasco defensive back Damien Wilson as local recruits to commit to Nebraska-Kearney. The Lopers, who compete in NCAA Division II, currently have two players from Florida on their roster, none from the bay area.
Oral commitments are non-binding until recruits sign national letters of intent. National signing day is next Wednesday.