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Oregon impresses Bailey

Three-star offensive tackle Kole Bailey had a busy spring, drawing visits from a few schools during the evaluation period, and he returned the favor to kick off the summer camp circuit.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound prospect from Twin Falls, Idaho, landed an offer from Boise State at its camp last week and then hit the road this week to compete at Oregon.
"Everything just seemed to kind of fall into place over at Boise State," Bailey said. "I didn't really ever feel uncomfortable at any point. It will be hard to match that atmosphere.
"I have only a few schools in mind that I think could maybe be spectacular enough to pull me away from Boise. Oregon is one of them."
Bailey left Eugene without an offer from the Ducks, but he was assured that offensive line coach Steve Greatwood would continue to monitor him. The question, though, would be whether Bailey intends to hold out or is soon to come off the board.
"It was a great visit to Oregon," Bailey said. "They have a different way of doing things over there. They do not accept deviation from what they want. We talked on the side a bit and coach (Greatwood) told me he is going to keep recruiting me and wants to see film from my first couple of games."
If the Ducks were to join the chase, they would likely face some very stiff competition from the Broncos, who have done a great job recruiting the in-state product, particularly assistants Scott Huff and Eliah Drinkwitz.
"I have a better relationship with coach Huff than any other coach that has recruited me," Bailey said. "I don't have a set date [for a commitment], but when I have absolutely no doubt, I'll pull the trigger."
Bailey said he has completed his camp duties for the summer and intends to focus entirely on his high school team. He hasn't locked in any official visits yet. Nevada is the other school on his offer sheet, while Utah and Washington State have also expressed strong interest.