Tyler Baker: 2022 QB flips commitment to Navy

Tyler Baker flipped his commitment from Rhode Island to the FBS level with the Navy Midshipmen, he announced through his Twitter account on Monday.

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Baker originally committed Rhode Island from the FCS level through a social media post on January 31 before Navy reached out with a full scholarship offer, according to The Buffalo News. Baker does not have a star rating on any of the four major recruiting sites and is the third quarterback prospect in Navy’s 2022 class including Karson Lopati and Christopher Calhoun II.

Baker will need to serve a year at the Naval Academy Preparatory School, which means he will not play until the 2023 season.

Looking ahead to this fall, Tai Lavatai will enter the offseason as the starting quarterback. He missed two games with an injury but started the other 10 contests. Xavier Arline started five games during his career and finished 2021 as the backup quarterback. Maasai Maynor should see reps as the No. 2 quarterback this spring with Arline on the lacrosse team.

Navy ran the ball on 84.5% of offensive snaps in 2021, which is the third highest rate behind only fellow service academies Air Force Falcons and Army Black Knights. The Midshipmen will head into their 15th season with Ken Niumatalolo as the head coach, and they’re coming off a 4-8 record in 2021.

Baker attends Canisius High School in Buffalo, New York.

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