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New offer shakes things up for Bailey

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The unwritten chapter of the recruitment of Seffner (Fla.) Armwood four-star wide receiver Alvin Bailey has been what would happen if the nearby Florida Gators offered him a scholarship. Now, Bailey claims an offer from Florida, and it could drastically alter his recruitment.
"I think it was last Thursday," Bailey said of when Florida offered.
The addition of an offer from the Gators has shaken his recruitment up some.
"It kind of does," Bailey said with regards to the offer altering his recruitment.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound wide receiver was asked if he had any hard feelings with the amount of time that it took for the offer to be extended.
"Kind of, but life goes on," Bailey said. "It came, so I am glad. Stuff happens for a reason. I am just going to wait it out and see where things stand."
Bailey shared some of his recent conversations with members of the Florida staff.
"Coach (Will) Muschamp has told me he just wants to get me on the phone and get me up to the school, on-campus to just talk with him for a little bit and get things situated. He just wants to talk to me about a lot of things."
The versatile offensive athlete had planned to visit Florida for Friday Night Lights, but his scheduled appearance at Gridiron Kings didn't allow for that to happen. He is hoping to make his way to Gainesville in the near future.
"Me and my coach, we might be going up there on a visit soon," Bailey said. "When I visit I will do it with my brother Matt Jones. I want to stop by the coaches office and talk with them for a little while and get everything situated."
Last weekend Bailey said four schools - UCF, Georgia, South Carolina, and Michigan - were standing out among his top eight. Things have been shaken up a bit since that time.
"I don't think Georgia is really in the mix any more and Michigan I don't know yet," Bailey said. "I am still just looking at things, trying to figure things out.
"My main schools right now are UCF, Florida State, Auburn, and South Carolina," Bailey added. "Florida is to be determined."
As for making a decision, Bailey isn't sure if he will do it in the near future or wait.
"Either the all-star game or before the season," Bailey said.
During his junior season, Bailey 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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