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Bailey hopes to decide next month

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TAMPA, Fla. - Recently Seffner (Fla.) Armwood four-star wide receiver Alvin Bailey narrowed his list of options to a more manageable list. That list consisted of Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas A&M, UCF, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia. All of those schools have offered the 5-foot-11, 170-pound wide receiver.
"Each of those schools is a great school," Bailey said. "They are all schools that like to win. They are all schools I feel like I could fit into. I want a great school that likes to win."
The Central Florida wideout has yet to hit the road and take many visits. He has visited UCF and Florida. He talked about his time in Orlando checking out the Knights with fellow wide receiver Richard Benjamin from Tampa (Fla.) Tampa Bay Tech.
"It was a great time," Bailey said. "Me and Richard (Benjamin) got to learn a little bit more about the coaches. They showed us around. They have great dorms. That is about it."
With regards to Florida, Bailey does not currently have them in his list of favorites as the Gators haven't offered. If an offer was to be extended, he would evaluate things at that time.
As for additional visits, Bailey is planning a tour of schools for July.
"I am planning to go to Michigan, West Virginia, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, South Carolina, and that is about it," Bailey said. "I will probably start taking those trips in the next couple weeks."
After taking those trips, the Rivals250 prospect is hoping he will be ready to select his future home.
"I want to make a decision after I visit those schools," Bailey said. "I want to decide around the end of July probably."
Bailey, who claimed no leader, said he would make the decision after discussing his options with those closest to him.
"I will sit down with my parents and coach," Bailey said. "The coaching loyalty, if the coach is still going to be there. The academics, I want great academics. Also, the team, I want a great team. I want to play early, but if that doesn't happen then it is what it is."
During his junior season, Bailey did was a versatile offensive weapon for Armwood. He caught 22 passes for 404 yards and three touchdowns. He also completed 49 passes for 875 yards and 12 passing touchdowns. On the ground, he rushed 109 times for 872 yards and scored six rushing touchdowns.
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