19 for ’20: 3-star athlete Justin Baker announces commitment to Cal football’s 2020 class

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Whether it be with cookies, brownies or other baked goods, baker’s dozens come in increments of 13. In terms of Cal football’s 2020 class, a baker’s dozen takes on a new meaning.

On Sunday, the Bears scored their 12th offensive player for next year’s recruiting class, earning a commitment from three-star athlete Justin Baker out of Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington.

Primarily a receiver, Baker compiled more than 1,500 total yards as both a runner and pass-catcher for Kennedy Catholic, finding the end zone 17 times. That type of production is a huge addition to a Cal program that ranked last in the Pac-12 in receiving yards per game in 2018. With kickoff returner Ashtyn Davis set to depart from Cal after 2019, Baker could figure into the program’s return game in the near future as well.

Baker, who was recruited by both receivers coach Burl Toler III and running backs coach Nick Edwards, also received offers from Arizona, Nebraska and Oregon State.

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