It's been a parade of coaches and a veritable Who's
Who of football in the South this week for one of the Peach State's top
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Four-star Alpharetta wideout
Bailey (6-0, 165, 4.4) says he's eating it up.
"It's all fun right now, really exciting," he said.
"I think it could get a little tiring if it went on a long time, but it's
been great so far."
Clemson's Mike O'Cain was in the Bailey home
Tuesday, followed by Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer and Virginia's Mike London
on Wednesday night. Florida State's Jimmy Heggins is set to arrive Thursday,
while Georgia's Mike Bobo and John Easton will double-team their prime
in-state target on Friday.
Bailey, a member of the
team and the No. 11 wide receiver in the nation, plans to attend the SEC
Championship Game between Arkansas and Georgia on Saturday at the Georgia
Dome in Atlanta, then plays host to Florida and coach Larry Fedora on
"It's pretty wild. That game Saturday's about my
only chance to get out of the house," he said with a laugh.
Bailey is coming off his first official visit this
past weekend at Florida State.
"Oh, it was great," he said. "I really enjoyed
myself. I got to see a great game, get a real good feel for the environment,
and meet a lot of the coaches and players. I felt real comfortable around
them and was able to get all of my questions answered.
"They're putting a lot of emphasis on me. They say
they need to bring in some great wide receivers to help their passing game
next year. They said all the right things."
Bailey's next official visit is scheduled for Dec.
13 at Georgia. Florida also has one lined up, but he said the date will
likely be adjusted to accommodate another trip.
"Tennessee won't be back in school until the 13th
(of January), so I'm going to try to visit them on the 17th and make my
Florida visit on the 10th," he said.
And where will the fifth visit land?
"It's looking like Virginia," he said. "I'm talking
to coach London about that tonight. Clemson was right there, too, but I
figure I'm close enough to them to make an unofficial visit on one of their
big official visit weekends if I need to. I'm still thinking about them."
Georgia and Florida State continue to hold a "slight
lead" for Bailey, who finished his senior season at Milton High School with 81 receptions for
1,387 yards and 18 touchdowns.