The Virginia football team picked up a commitment this weekend when 2023 safety Trent Baker-Booker pledged to the program. He made the announcement on Twitter.
The Cavaliers currently have 12 commitments in the class. Baker-Booker chose the Hoos over offers from Ohio, Eastern Illinois, and Illinois State among others.
— Trent”tbook” baker-booker (@trentbookerr) October 2, 2022
Baker-Booker joined the commitment list out of Lawrence Central High School in Indiana. That, of course, is the same high school as UVA basketball legend Kyle Guy.
The Indianapolis native has 14 tackles and 3 interceptions so far this season for LCHS. He has 13 passes defended in his career according to his MaxPreps.com profile. He reports a 4.63 40-yard time on his Hudl profile.
Baker-Booker plays safety and could be viewed as a defensive back recruiting replacement for Jarvis Lee, who decommitted from Virginia in late August. The Hoos also have a commitment from TyLyric Coleman out of Dan River High School in Virginia; he could play either receiver or defensive back in college. Ke’Andre Walker, an East Lincoln High School recruit out of North Carolina, is also a DB recruit for the Wahoos.
The secondary is a recruiting need in 2023. The Cavaliers took no commitments from defensive backs in the 2022 class, though there were six in the 2021 group. Two of those 2021 pick-ups, Jonas Sanker and Langston Long, are playing major snaps on defense this fall. At 6’3”, 175 pounds, Baker-Booker has similar size to those two safeties.
Baker-Booker currently is unrated by 247 Sports. Virginia also took a commitment from unranked Lake Taylor (Norfolk) defensive lineman Anthony Britton. The other 10 recruits in the class currently own 3-star ratings.