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Ashland Blazer's Baker withdraws commitment to Kentucky

Al Baker, left, ran for more than 1,000 yards during his senior season at Kentucky. Quinton Baker, a running back at Ashland Blazer High School, has been offered a scholarship by UK.
Al Baker, left, ran for more than 1,000 yards during his senior season at Kentucky. Quinton Baker, a running back at Ashland Blazer High School, has been offered a scholarship by UK.

Ashland Blazer junior running back Quinton Baker announced Saturday that he has backed out of his commitment to Kentucky.

Baker — one of the top football players in the state — is considered the No. 32 running back in the class of 2016 by 247Sports. He originally committed to Kentucky last month and attended most of the Wildcats' home games this season.

His father is former UK running back Al Baker.

Quinton Baker told the Herald-Leader that his decommitment had "a little" to do with the reported departure of offensive coordinator Neal Brown, who is expected to be the next head coach at Troy University.

"He was the coach who I talked to most," Baker said.

But that wasn't the primary reason for his decommitment.

"I just believe I did it too early," he said.

Baker added that he is still considering Kentucky.

UK now has five commitments for the class of 2016, including in-state standouts Landon Young, Zy'Aire Hughes and Davonte Robinson.

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