Kasey Dunn was in early on small-town Texas receiver Gekyle Baker, and it appears to be paying off.
Baker, now a four-star prospect, took an official visit to Oklahoma State this past weekend. Oklahoma State was Baker’s second Division-I offer, coming after only UTSA. Baker is the No. 91 player in the 2024 class, according to 247Sports.
He is from Brownsboro, Texas, a town of about 1,200 people. Listed at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, Baker has caught 102 passes for 1,793 yards and 20 touchdowns in the past two season.
Baker spoke with PFB on Monday morning to recap his visit.
PFB: How was the visit?
Baker: “The visit was great. It was just great.”
PFB: What were some of your favorite parts?
Baker: “We at a lot. And hanging out with the team and just listening to Coach Dunn talk, very smart guy. And the photo shoot.”
PFB: What was it like speaking with Coach Dunn?
Baker: “He seems like he knows what he’s talking about and can develop my skill so I can go to the next level.”
PFB: Did you have a player host?
Baker: “I did, I had Brennan Presley.”
PFB: What was it like hanging out with him?
Baker: “It was fun. We talked about how it would look if I came up there to OSU and gave me some pointers. It was cool. He was a great mentor.”
PFB: What was it like when your recruiting started to get going? I imagine being a small-town kid especially it was a big deal?
Baker: “It was kind of crazy because in a small town you don’t really get seen as much as the bigger schools. It was just exciting.”
PFB: OSU has had success with small-town receivers like James Washington and Justin Blackmon. Did the coaches talk with you about that at all?
Baker: "I got to talk to James Washington over the phone, and he was just telling me he came from a small town and Coach Dunn gave him a shot and just pushed him and helped him improve his skills to get better. And now look at him, he’s in the pros.
“It was crazy moment. I had never talked with an NFL player before.”
PFB: What does the rest of your visit schedule look like?
Baker: “I have TCU June 15, and I got K-State the 27th.”
PFB: Do you have a timetable as far as a commitment date?
Baker: “Right now I’m just going with the flow.”