A strong summer on the camp circuit helped boost Chicago Morgan Park three-star defensive end Khairi Bailey's stock. After adding several new offers Bailey has stayed quiet with his recruitment this fall, but expects the pace to pick up following his senior season.
"I've got to go take my visit after the season to Arizona State," Bailey said. "I am going to visit Illinois again and Purdue."
Purdue and several Mid-American Conference schools have extended offers to Bailey. He has been in close contact with Arizona State and Illinois, but does not have offers from those schools yet.
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"I am going to take my ACT this week, and I know they have been waiting on my ACT scores," Bailey said.
Bailey said he plans to call Illinois assistant Steven Clinkscale to set up a visit to Champaign for one of the Illini's remaining home games. At Arizona State, Bailey is being recruited by defensive line coach Paul Randolph and likes what he has seen out of the Sun Devils on the field this fall.
"They are ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12 on defense and I like their whole philosophy on defense," Bailey said. "I like the whole coaching staff down there under Todd Graham."
Purdue extended an offer to Bailey over the summer, and the Chicago native continues to have interest in the Boilermakers.
"Everything is all right with me and Purdue. I am looking at my options right now, but they are still on my list," Bailey said. "I've watched their d-line play - like Kawann Short and Bruce Gaston. They want to see my at defensive tackle, so I like how their defensive tackles play."
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Bailey has helped lead Morgan Park to a 6-2 record and post-season berth. He estimated his season stats at six sacks and over 30 tackles.