Starting most of his high school career at quarterback, Moss Point, Miss., prospect C.J. Bailey realized that he would better serve a team at cornerback and made the switch for his final senior season of football.
Through a couple of games, Bailey admits getting perfect stats has been interesting at best because of the rescheduling of games, but the transition is still going better than many anticipated. The 5-foot-10, 187-pound cornerback Bailey is even starting to receive verbal offers from a few more schools because of it.
"Well, Alabama and Ole Miss were the latest to verbally offer and then I've also got one from Louisiana Monroe," Bailey said. "Those schools are waiting on film. Nobody has DB film on me and having to reschedule all of our games since the hurricane, it's been tough. I've got the ability to be a great defensive back."
Another school has added Bailey to their mailing routine, but he wants to make sure they're serious before he gets too excited about it.
"Yeah, Miami started writing me, which is big, but we'll have to see how far that situation goes," Bailey said. "I'm just going to stay on them to see how serious they are."
As for a decision, with all of the verbal offers along with written ones from Southern Miss and Louisiana Lafayette, it looks to be very late sometime near February.
"I want to see how new colleges come on, so I'm going to give other places the opportunity to do the same thing," he said. "I know a lot of the guys colleges like Miami has offered and I can play with those guys."
Bailey said he will sure take four of his five official visits at this time and the schools that have given written or verbal offers look to be the early nominees for those spots.