Alright! I grew up in Federalsburg but never mind the football there. Decent basketball and baseball though. I did undergrad at Salisbury and then the MBA we UT. I’m now in Hendersonville. Still follow Maryland though, as I’ve got family there.
Bailey has already been to Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Clemson, and Penn State among others.
He was in Knoxville late in the summer and plans on being back for a junior day in February. The Vols have caught his eye and he is intrigued to learn more.
"I like everything they are doing," Bailey said. "I knew it was going to be a long process from the jump. They got a new coach and had to rebuild the whole staff. I knew it was going to take a few years, but I really like Tennessee."
And when he comes back, he hopes to see more of the same progress.
"Just see more of the same love because I really liked it up there when I visited," Bailey said.
Tennessee assistant Brian Niedermeyer is in charge of recruiting Bailey. Vol fans have learned through the 2019 class that their tight ends coach is not only an ace recruiter, but also someone that resonates with most everyone he comes in contact with.
"Niedermeyer is a cool dude," Bailey said. "You have to love him. He's real genuine. He's down to earth with you and he's not going to lie with you. You just feel like he is straight with you."
So what does the 6-foot-2 and 270 pound defensive tackle bring to the table?
"I feel like I'm a competitor," Bailey said. "I think I compete in everything I do. When I touch that field, I'm a different breed. I'm getting to that quarterback. I have a motor and I don't think anyone can get me off the ball. I'm confident and I'm not letting anyone block me one on one."
In a perfect world, how does the next year go down for Bailey? Does he want to wrap up his recruitment soon or take it all the way to the finish line?
"I'll probably commit sometime late in the spring, going into he summer," Bailey said. "I just want to find a place that feels like home and feel like it's my family. That I can be three or four years."