"What really helps is being able to focus on the season right now at the high school," Bailey said. "If I still had a (recruiting) decision to make right now, I would have that many more things on my mind as I walk down the tunnel and onto the field.
"There has been a lot of added attention from coaches and the media, but I haven't changed the way I prepare for or think about a game."
Reynolds has seen the focus and attention Bailey puts into his craft on the offensive line and notes the leadership qualities he exemplifies.
"What we like about Kole is that he's a good practice player," he said. "He's got the physical tools, and we can't take credit for that. He has a great work ethic. It helps him out and it's got him a chance to play at the next level.
"He's a good kid and a good leader. I see a lot of potential in him."
Bailey, a three-star prospect, recently announced that he will leave high school early and enroll at Boise State in January. That means he stays busy in the classroom. He is taking nine classes in order to graduate in December.
"I was kind of thinking about (graduating early). In fact, I had been for a while," he said. "I talked to my coaches and we all got on board and decided that would be best for me."
Bailey will be in Boise this weekend for the Hawaii game (Oct. 3.) It will be an unofficial visit as he plans to take his official some time after the high school season.
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