Former Minnesota commit Tarek Baker announced via Twitter on Monday that he is now committed to play for the University of Wisconsin:
Extremely proud to announce my commitment to the University of Wisconsin thanks to all the family and friends! #GoBigRed— Tarek Baker (@Tbakes9) December 21, 2015
Baker is a '97-born forward that is originally from Verona, Wisconsin. He committed to Minnesota in September of 2013 while playing for the U16 Omaha Jr. Lancers. Since then, Baker has had average results playing in the USHL. Now in his second full season with the Bloomington Thunder, Baker has 5-9-14 in 25 games after scoring 17 points in 51 games as a rookie.
Baker did not sign a Letter of Intent with Minnesota during the most recent NCAA signing period this past November, and split ways with the Gophers last month due to their waning interest in him. With the Gophers no longer interested, that gave Wisconsin a second opportunity at recruiting the homegrown product after failing to land him the first time around. Baker will likely skate for the Badgers beginning next season.