In-state lineman has leaders

Gilbert (Ariz.) Higley offensive tackle Quinn Bailey has two leaders. Read on to see who they are, when he could decide, and more.

The University of Arizona was the first major school to offer 2014 Gilbert (Ariz.) Higley offensive tackle Quinn Bailey a scholarship and he figures to receive more offers in the future.

However, Bailey already has two schools that he considers to be in the lead.

"Arizona and Arizona State are my leaders," Bailey said. "I was offered by Arizona awhile back and I've gotten a few more offers in the meantime.

"Arizona State says they're very interested in me, but they just want to see how things develop over the next couple months."

The lineman favors the in-state schools because he is intrigued by the unique opportunity it would bring.

"I would say the in-state schools have a little bit of an advantage because it would be fun to play in front of friends and family, but that won't stop me from leaving if I find a better spot," he said.

Bailey is not sure how his recruitment will unfold, but does believe that there is one school that will always be one of his leaders.

"Arizona will remain near the top of my list because they were the first big school to offer me and they're a successful in-state program that is on the rise," he said.

Bailey plans on staying busy this summer and knows what he is looking for in a college.

"I'm going to a couple camps this summer," Bailey said. "I'm just working hard and hopefully I will get some more exposure there.

"I'm not really sure what other visits I'm going to take at the moment but I would like to get to some different places just so I can compare and contrast schools."

In terms of what Bailey will be looking at, he feels that academics will play a major role in his decision.

"Whatever school I decide on, academics will definitely play a role in my decision," Bailey said. "I'm thinking I'm going to major in something like sports medicine, but I'm not completely locked into that.

"I just want to talk with advisors and come up with the best path for my future. Figuring everything out quickly is important because I would like to decide this summer, if possible."

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