Tosh Baker Grew From All-American Bowl Despite Injury

Despite not playing much during All-American Bowl week, Pinnacle’s Tosh Baker still took away all head could while in San Antonio.

Baker suffered a mild leg injury during the first day of practice and was sidelined the rest of the week for precautionary measures. Though he couldn’t play on the field, the Notre Dame commit still observed closely to pick up as many tips as he could among the nation’s elite.

“(It’s) not how I wanted it to go, I’ve been looking forwrad to this game for a very long time,” Baker said. “I still get to see everybody working, still get to learn a lot from the coaches.”

The Pinnacle offensive tackle was one of four Arizona participants in the game, joining Saguaro’s Kelee Ringo and Salpoint Catholic’s Bijan Robinson and Lathan Ransom. Now, he sets his sights on preparing for getting to South Bend this summer.

“I have to put on more weight and I have to get stronger, that’s how everybody is,” Baker said. “It will be good. I have six months to get ready and we’ll be solid.”

While it was disappointing for Baker to not play in the All-American Bowl, he knows being ready to fight for the Irish is top priority. 

“I’ve got the best four years ahead of me.”