Rivals.com four-star safety Dion Bailey (6-1, 195, 4.45) from Lakewood (Calif.) Lakewood has been sitting on Division I offers from coast to coast. Has true safety made a decision on lowering his list? Who might it be?
"Yeah, somewhat," Bailey said in reference to a possible narrowed list. "Me and my parents and coach talked about it. We narrowed it down to USC, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Cal and Oklahoma."
When he was asked if any of the above five might have a slight lead over the others, he said the following: "USC and Notre Dame somewhat."
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The USC Trojans are not far from his home in Lakewood, so some might think they have the clear edge, but he doubts that.
"No, not really. Traveling is not a big deal to me," Bailey said. "I'm willing to travel, so with them being close doesn't really play a part with me."
Bailey has had the opportunity to visit Cal-Berkeley in the past, but "I haven't been there for football purposes. "He has plans on visiting Cal again.
As far as Notre Dame and Tennessee, it is a definite yes on visiting later this summer. "Yes sir, I'm going (to Notre Dame) this summer and I'm going to Tennessee this summer, too."
Dion Bailey has no plans on waiting to take some late official visits, as he wants to be able to concentrate on his senior year at Lakewood. He made that quite clear.
"I'm going to decide before my senior year starts," he said emphatically.
Last year as a junior, Bailey accumulated some impressive stats. He ended the season with 72 tackles, 11 pass breakups, nine interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Those stats and efforts earned him first-team all-league, first-team Long Beach Telegram Dream Team, first-team all-CIF and all-state underclass.