Dallas, TX – Lil Wayne got ahead of the NFL prospects game and signed projected Top 10 NFL Draft pick Deandre Baker of the Georgia Bulldogs to his Young Money APAA Sports Agency.
Weezy F. Baby made the announcement on Thursday (January 24) via Twitter with a video collage backed by Tha Carter V track “Uproar.”
“Welkome to the family @DreBaker1_!! Lets Work!,” Wayne tweeted along with the video.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) January 24, 2019
In 2018, Baker won the Jim Thorpe Award and was named the nation’s best defensive back.
“Deandre is a silent Assassin on that field!!” Young Money Entertainment’s Cortez Bryant tells TMZ. “I can’t wait until he shows the world why he’s the #1 corner in this draft!”
The premier full-service sports agency has also signed NFL Draft prospects Quinnen Williams of Alabama and Georgia’s Mecole Hardman Jr.
Wayne launched the agency in 2016. Upon signing linebacker Reggie Northrup as his first athlete, he spoke with Bleacher Report about why the move was important to him.
“It felt like something that I was supposed to do,” Lil Tunechi said. “I also understood that you could actually help these people, these athletes. You can help them off the field, off the court. And once I figured that out, that’s what I aimed to do. Success is promised over here.”