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SoCal DBs stock soars

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Safety Dion Bailey (6-1, 195, 4.45) from Lakewood, Calif., has seen his offers rise to 12. Schools that have offered represent the Pac 10, Big 12, WAC and the Conference USA. He has already visited three schools this spring.
The offers are Arizona, Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Boise State, SMU, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
"I have no favorites at this time," Bailey said. "After spring, I will sit down with my coach and teammates Jesse Scroggins, Kevin Anderson and Justin Utupo to narrow things down to five schools."
Bailey has been very busy this spring attending the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles and was a standout at a recent passing league tournament in Las Vegas where was named to the all-tournament team. He also been busy visiting three campuses.
"I've been to UCLA, USC and Washington this spring," Bailey said. "UCLA is a nice school. Their facilities are and there are a lot of high tech things at there.
"UCLA's coaching staff was really nice," Bailey said. "They seemed really fired up about us."
Bailey visited UCLA with Utupo.
"USC was nice, too," Bailey said. "The coaches were really cool.
"The players made a good impression on us(attended with Anderson and Scroggins)," Bailey said. "The players really enjoyed where they were at and enjoyed going to practice."
"Washington was beautiful," Bailey said. "There were many beautiful sites there. The facilities were nice and the coaches seemed fired up about us (Anderson and Scroggns) and so did the players."
"I have not felt tempted to commit," Bailey said. "I'm going to ride this thing out and keep my options open."
What is Bailey looking for in a college?
"The atmosphere of the program," Bailey said. "Meaning how the players react to one another and are they into practice or just there because they have to."
"I'm looking at the atmosphere around the campus and the city that the school is in," Bailey said. "The attitude of the coaches. Are they happy with the team and are they into as much as the players."
"Location will not be a factor," Bailey said. "I am willing to travel away from home."
The scouting report on Bailey is he's very competitive and loves football. He's a hard worker and gets after every day in practice and plays hard in games. He's intelligent and very coachable. He's a good tackler and a big hitter, who is working hard in the offseason to get better.
As far as the camp scene, it is not clear if Bailey will be going to anymore camps because he is going to be very busy doing passing leagues and working with his team.
As a junior, Bailey racked up 72 tackles, 11 pass breakups, nine interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. His performance earned him first-team all-league, first-team Long Beach Telegram Dream Team, first-team all-CIF and all-state underclass.
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