Janiah Barker, the No. 3 basketball prospect according to ESPN HoopGurlz, has switched her commitment from the University of Georgia to Texas A&M.
The decision comes after Joni Taylor, who had led Georgia since 2015, took the head coaching job at Texas A&M. Sydney Bowles and Tineya Hylton also have followed Taylor from Georgia.
Baker announced the decision Wednesday night on Made for the W.
“I was committed to the University of Georgia. Was super excited for that journey but the path changed and coaches changed, a lot of things changed,” she said. “But I feel as if everything is happening for a reason and I’m truly excited for this new chapter in my life.”
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A McDonald’s All-American, Barker averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in 21 games as a senior. She is set to become Texas A&M’s highest-ranked signee, ahead of Chennedy Carter, who was ranked sixth in the Class of 2017. Carter now plays for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.