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June 12, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Morning links: Budda Baker named Seattle Times prep athlete of the year

Bellevue's Budda Baker was the state's No. 1 football recruit and had a hand in 13 state titles in track and field. He will play safety for the Huskies starting this fall. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Bellevue’s Budda Baker was the state’s No. 1 football recruit and had a hand in 13 state titles in track and field. He will play safety for the Huskies starting this fall. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

No upsets here: After helping Bellevue to three consecutive Class 3A football championships, and having a hand in 13 state titles in track and field, Bellevue’s Budda Baker capped his terrific high school career today by being named The Seattle Times prep athlete of the year.

“He’s not a guy who sits on his laurels and rests and relaxes,” Bellevue track coach John Hill said. “You have your very best athlete on your team willing to push themselves and do a complete workout on a day-in, day-out basis, you have no choice but to want to follow that.”

Baker, of course, was the state’s top-ranked football recruit, and he signed with the Huskies in February. He’s scheduled to enroll at UW next month, and he figures to challenge immediately for the starting job at free safety.

Catching up on some links:

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