Kole Bailey: Recruitment Set To Explode

Every year, fans who follow recruiting hear stories of recruits who are 'under the radar', recruits who escape the attention of most schools & recruiting analysts to magically blossom in college. And, for the past 15 years no school has done a better job of finding these hidden gems than Boise State. Now, the Broncos may have found their next candidate just down the Freeway from Idaho's Capital..

Up until April, Twin Falls High School offensive lineman Kole Bailey was a relative unknown in recruiting circles.

Hailing from Southern Idaho, an area that does not produce many division 1 football prospects, it took college coaches a while to discover the hidden gem from the Gem State.

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Now Bailey is becoming a hot commodity.

The 6-foot-4.5, 285-pound tackle\guard received a scholarship offer from Nevada in April. Then San Diego offered. And after attending the Boise State Elite Camp last weekend, the Broncos extended an offer to Bailey.

"Everything went pretty perfect. I didn't feel uncomfortable at all over there," he said. "I spent some time with the coaches over there and got to know them better. Coach (Scott) Huff and (Eliah) Drinkwitz are recruiting me."

The Broncos immediately became Bailey's top school as the offer was something he had dreamed of happening since he was little.

"I grew up a fan of (Boise State)," he said. "I've idolized the players for as long as I can remember. They are a winning program and I have seen that for years."

Bailey, a three-star prospect, says the Boise State offer is a hard one to pass up, but he wants to take his time. He will visit the University of Oregon for a two-day trip starting Tuesday morning.

"I know there are going to be a lot of guys there (in Eugene)," Bailey said. "I'm pretty high on Boise right now. But Oregon is one of the few programs that might sway me from Boise. We'll see.

"I'll go out there and see what happens. I've established a good relationship with them."

Bailey said head coach Bryan Harsin and coach Huff wanted to offer him after he returned from his Oregon trip, but they couldn't hold back.

"I stayed after the camp and talked with them for a while," Bailey said. "They made it clear they were going to offer me after I got back from Oregon. I was surprised when they called me Sunday. But I was excited.

"They told my high school coach that they are coming after me with the full-court press. They really want me in Boise."

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