DeAndre Baker is the latest signee to Young Money Sports.
Lil Wayne is back in the rap game full force following the release of the highly-anticipated Tha Carter V. The rapper's been making some high-profile appearances on late-night shows such as Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The release of the fifth installment in Tha Carter series came a few months after it was announced that Lil Wayne and his label Young Money was no longer under the Cash Money umbrella. While the label itself hasn't produced any new artists in recent times, Weezy's still been looking after some of the top athletes with his sports agency, Young Money APAA. Now, the rapper has revealed that he's signed one of the top NFL draft prospects to his agency.
Lil Wayne announced today that he signed DeAndre Baker to Young Money Sports. The rapper shared a short video clip on social media to make the announcement. The clip reads off a few of Baker's accolades while "Uproar" plays in the background. "Welkome to the family @DreBaker1_ !! Lets Work!" He wrote on Twitter.
"Deandre is a silent Assassin on that field!! I can’t wait until he shows the world why he’s the #1 corner in this draft!,” Young Money COO Cortez Bryant told TMZ.
Baker's received high praise for his work on the field. He was a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award. He also won the Jim Thorpe Award for the best DB in the nation. Baker played for the Georgia Bulldogs and from what mock draft experts have said, he's likely to be in the top half of April's first round picks.