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Visits on the horizon for Tennessee OL

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Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy Preston Bailey currently is spending time with his family in Memphis and relaxing during the holiday week. When he returns to Nashville, however, he plans to continue the recruiting process with multiple unofficial visits to college programs.
"My parents and I decided that I wasn't doing any camps this summer because I was so busy with everything else," he said. "When I get back to Nashville, though, we do plan on making some unofficial visits."
Several trips are possibilities for the 6-foot-5, 310-pounder.
"We are probably hitting Michigan," he said. "If possible, I want to get in touch with the Louisville coaches and head up there. I'd like to hit up Georgia Tech as well and then probably Clemson and South Carolina."
Currently two programs are recruiting Bailey the hardest.
"Georgia Tech has jumped on pretty hard," he said. "(Jackets offensive line coach) Joe D'Alessandris is recruiting me for them and he sends me text messages all the time. He asks me how I am doing and what I am doing, things like that. The Alabama coaches want me to come down to their camp and work out for them pretty badly, but I don't think I will be able to do that."
Tennessee also remains in touch.
"I've been talking to (Vols offensive coordinator) David Cutcliffe a lot lately," he said. "Tennessee stays in touch with me as well."
Ole Miss, Florida, Miami and others also are recruiting Bailey, who doesn't have a time frame for narrowing his list down.
"I don't have a timeframe as of yet," he said. "I'm still weighing all of my options and seeing what each school has to offer. I hope to narrow it down toward the end of my football season so I can take those (official) visits and make my decision."
Bailey is the nation's No. 15 offensive tackle prospect and the No. 4 overall prospect in the state of Tennessee according to Rivals.com.
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