Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy offensive lineman Preston Bailey has picked up a scholarship offer from an Atlantic Coast Conference school that traditionally has one of the strongest football programs in the country.
Bailey has been out of town on spring break during the past week and got good news when he returned.
"Miami recently has offered me," Bailey said. "My headmaster told me that they called the school and offered me a scholarship."
The Hurricanes interest the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder.
"I know that they recently made a coaching change," Bailey said. "Coach Randy Shannon is now the head coach down there. I've actually talked to one of their (Class of 2007) commits, Tyler Horn of Memphis and he told me how he liked it down there and he told me great things about the program."
So is an unofficial or official visit to Coral Gables in the cards for Bailey?
"If at all possible if I can find time out of my busy schedule, I would definitely love to take a visit down there," Bailey said.
Bailey, who also has offers from Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Clemson and Ole Miss, has an unofficial visit scheduled for next weekend.
"I am going up to Tennessee for their junior day on March 31 and I am going to just take it from there," he said.
He added that he doesn't expect to make a verbal commitment to the Vols during his time in Knoxville.
"I've been telling everybody I am waiting until after my senior football season," he said. "I am going to take all five official visits and then decide after that."