Ragsdale (Jamestown, NC) 5-star tailback Toney Baker did make the trip to Charlottesville for the Maryland game. He had been to Charlottesville once before for the Spring game, but this was his first real game experience. What did he think?
“It was awesome,” Baker said. “I had a great time. We arrived a little late but we still got to see every bit of the game. They had great fans. [The fans] really know the game. They were great people.
“We stayed afterwards, so I had the chance to see some recruits. I met Eugene Monroe. He’s a monster…that’s all I’ve got to say. We talked some. He seemed like a good guy.”
Baker and his parents will make a return trip to UVa this weekend for the Miami game. He wants to see more than what he was able to see on Saturday.
“We want to look a little more at the campus,” Baker said. “We didn’t really see much. Just to get a little better feel for the entire place. I mean, I was comfortable there but I just want to see everything and let it sink in.”
The 5-10, 220-pound Baker, who is the all-time career rushing leader in the state of North Carolina, was impressed with UVa’s ground attack.
“Oh yeah,” Baker said. “They pounded the football against Maryland’s defense. On 3rd and 8, they’d run the ball. They really pounded Maryland, and Maryland’s not a rinky dink team either.”
Following the game, Baker spoke with several of UVa’s coaches including Head Coach Al Groh.
“The coaches and I were just talking really,” Baker said. “They were just talking about wanting me up there. They were saying I could take those carries they gave out. They’re looking for a durability and they see that in me.”
Baker plans on narrowing his list to 3 following the next visit to UVa. He is also considering North Carolina, N.C. State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
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