In a recent interview with DawgNation, Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker discussed how he came to the decision to return to school for his senior season.
DawgNation uncovered that Baker, who was viewed as an early-to-mid round draft choice, waited until the last moment to make his decision on whether or not to return to school. And while he pondered, he watched ESPN.
What inspired Baker to send a tweet announcing his return to school? Well, that would be a replay on ESPN of a certain 2nd and 26 overtime touchdown that cost Georgia the national title game.
“That can’t happen again,” Baker told DawgNation. “I felt like I could help my team get back to the same game.”
Baker was one of the nation’s highest graded cornerbacks last season, making it very likely that he would have been a highly drafted prospect had he turned pro. With that being said, Baker’s return to Georgia had very little to do with himself, and everything to do with his teammates and university.
“I wanted to come back and do something great with my teammates,” Baker told DawgNation.