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Baker feeling healthy after missing all of 2017

Posted at 10:50 PM, Aug 16, 2018

Lexington, KY (LEX18) — Everyone will be keeping their eyes on a very young Kentucky wide receiving corp in 2018.

Of the 20 wide receivers listed on the roster, only two of them are seniors. David Bouvier, who was put on scholarship Monday night, and Dorian Baker.

Baker has been on scholarship from the get go. However, health issues have kept him off of the field, limiting his chances to show what type of player he can be.

The 6-foot-3 wideout missed all of 2017 with a significant ankle injury. He also missed a few games in 2016 with a lingering hamstring injury. After missing spring practices as well, Baker has been working his way back on the field this fall.

"I’ve been trying to kill it in practice, I’ve been trying to kill it in workouts, kill it in summer workouts, kill it in the spring even though I wasn’t doing anything," said Baker. "Right now I’m focused on the more mental aspect of getting everything down pact and slowing the game down for myself. It’s not as fast anymore, it’s way more easier, it’s way more smoother for me because I’m becoming more of a student of the game and learning more about everything."

There’s no doubt the Wildcats will like Baker’s size on the football field, as he tries to help a passing offense that ranked 102nd in the country a season ago.