ORLANDO, Fla. - Junior wide receiver Alvin Bailey is a major reason why Seffner (Fla.) Armwood earned the Class 7A State Championship. He finished the season with over 2,000 offensive yards and capped it off with a 200-plus yard, three touchdown performance.
His prolific junior season has resulted in some early interest and offers for the 5-foot-10, 175-pound offensive playmaker.
"I have heard from Florida, I have talked to (Will) Muschamp. I have talked to the Tennessee head coach (Derek Dooley). Vanderbilt, they offered me. USF, they just offered me. South Carolina, I think they offered me, because that is what (my teammate) Cody Waldrop told me.," Bailey said.
At this stage of the process, Bailey says two SEC schools are standing out.
"LSU and Florida," Bailey said.
The Central Florida prospect talked about why Les Miles' Tigers are amongst his top schools.
"They are just a wonderful team," Bailey said. "They look like an older version of Armwood. Their fanbase is just wonderful."
As for the Gators, who are just up the road on Interstate 75, the fact that one of his Armwood teammates is heading to Gainesville is a major reason he is giving them early attention.
"With Florida, (my teammate) Matt Jones went there for a reason," Bailey said. "You are not going to get an all-star running back like that and not be something special."
So far, Bailey has hit the road to check out a trio of schools.
"I have been to Florida, Tennessee, and USF," Bailey said.
He was especially impressed by his time around Will Muschamp's program.
"At Florida I saw how the coaches cared about their players," Bailey said. "They care about their recruits. It is just wonderful being around that."
Bailey said his plans for this offseason are undecided at this point.