Sean Bailey, a four-star prospect and one of the top wide receivers in the south, made his decision tonight on Fox Sports South that he will be attending the University of Georgia.
“I went ahead and wanted to make my commitment now,” Bailey, who talked with Rivals.com this evening, said. “All along I knew it would come down to Florida State and Georgia and I didn’t think it was fair for the other programs to keep recruiting me."
The 6-foot-0 and 165 pound speedster was down to his childhood favorite Florida State and the home-state Georgia Bulldogs.
In late November Bailey officially visited Tallahassee for the annual showdown between the Seminoles and the Gators. Bailey had an excellent time and it looked like the Noles could be tough to beat.
However, Mark Richt is a young coach that has the Bulldogs on the rise.
Last weekend the Alpharetta (GA) Milton high school senior officially visited Athens. In the end Mark Richt was too much for former boss Coach Bobby Bowden.
“Both programs are great, but I felt more comfortable at Georgia,” Bailey said. “I connected with Georgia’s wide receiver coach John Eason and their recruiting coordinator. I also connected with the players.”
Bailey admitted that Mark Richt, and his age were factors in his decision.
“Mark Richt is a young coach, and he will be coaching at Georgia for long time," he said.
Bailey, who is academically qualified, had an excellent senior season. He caught 81 passes for 1,387 yards and 18 touchdowns.