Clemson Cornerback Graduate Transfer Sets Official Visit to OSU

Adrian Baker is a Cowboy.
Written by Kyle Boone

Clemson cornerback transfer Adrian Baker has been in contact with a number of schools interested in landing his services — and OSU is one suitor who has caught his attention.

Baker, who tore his ACL last spring, sat out the 2016 season with the Tigers because of the injury. He is set to graduate this spring and will be eligible to play immediately wherever he chooses to transfer, according to the NCAA graduate transfer rule. A rule OSU has become familiar with in the past several years, using it to land cornerback Lenzy Pipkins a season ago.

According to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports, Baker has scheduled two official visits: to OSU and to Texas Tech.

The Cowboys will host him on March 4. Texas Tech will host him a week later on March 10.

With OSU losing Ashton Lampkin and Lenzy Pipkins following the 2016 season, playing time is immediately available in Stillwater. That in itself might be a promising factor for a prospect looking to end his career on a high note as several others have done in Stillwater in recent years.

Wherever he lands in the process will be a new start for a once promising prospect who sunk on the depth chart and had unfortunate injuries unravel his undergraduate career. Baker’s time at Clemson would have likely ended in a more prominent role in 2016, had it not been for the injury. And now Baker could be next in the long line of graduate transfers at Oklahoma State at a position that desperately needs bolstered before the 2017 season.

  • Andrew Ferguson

    Sure hope he comes here.

  • zach

    He comes here. We a legit natty contender w him healthy. He goes to tech we just have a shot at b12 title

  • Alum in AZ

    “Orange” Power!

  • Phillycowboy

    We are Transfer U! Come on down!

  • willham

    Ask Tyler Patmon how OSU worked out for him.

    • Adam M.

      I’m sure they’ll bring it up during his visit.

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  • PokelahomaSnubber

    That would be amazing….

  • Joe

    He would fit perfectly here opposite Ramon. I can’t imagine he would pick Tech over us. Tech may not reach a bowl next year while we should win the conference.

  • spokepokes

    I like our chances if we are getting him on campus

  • Devyn Lassiter

    Almost has to choose OSU if those are the 2 schools he’s interested in. National title contending team versus an average Big 12 team next year? OSU can give him immediate playing time and I know for a fact that Tech stacked up its roster in the secondary with their recruiting, especially JUCO transfers. One year of eligibility and your choices are quick playing time at a top 10 school or maybe play that much on an average team. OSU’s ability to find great ways to utilize their grad transfers won’t hurt either.