"I've been talking to them for a while and they have shown a lot of interest," Bailey said. "So I was pretty sure that I was going to get an offer and that it was going to happen today. Coach Norvell and Coach Thomsen have been recruiting me, and they like how I'm a long and athletic offensive lineman. They didn't say if they want me at tackle or guard yet. It just depends where I play the best."
Fox Sports Next's Southwest Recruiting Analyst, Jason Jewel, described Bailey in those same terms,
"Young, long offensive tackle prospect," Jewel said. "Has long arms and broad shoulders which will help him easily carry 300+ pounds and still keep his athletic ability. Team is a run first squad, so pass pro technique likely will need polishing. Has a nasty streak, always looking to finish defenders and plays through the whistle. Has the looks of a legit FBS prospect."
Bailey said that when watching the Sun Devil offense, he sees a scheme that is appealing to him.
"I like how it's a very aggressive offense," Bailey stated, "and that it moves quickly. They mix it up. It's a great program and they have a bright future ahead of them."
The Higley lineman has been able to gain additional perspective on ASU from his position coach, Jon Hargis, who was a two-way lineman for the maroon and gold between 2006-2010. Additionally, Higley's Head Coach is former ASU player Eddy Zubey who was also a graduate assistant for the Sun Devils a few years ago.
"They are both pushing me to go here," Bailey admitted, "because they both liked it here. They think it's a good program and it will be a good fit for me."
In previous interviews the lineman declared both ASU and Arizona as his favorites and following tonight's offer that stance didn't change.
"I really want to stay in-state and those are the two colleges that I'm interested in the most," Bailey commented."
"I want to talk to the players who are on the team has now and see how they feel about the program," Bailey said. "I want a place where I can play early and really fit into the program."
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