Bailey – a well-built 6-foot-3, 290-pound interior lineman – was one of the standouts of Cal’s one-day lineman camp, showing good punch, great pad level and a bit of a mean streak.
“I was talking to the O-line coach [Brandon Jones], and he told me to keep up the good work,” said Bailey, a two-star lineman. “He told me he’ll definitely be contacting me on twitter, calling me and checking up on me at my school, to see what I’m doing.”
Bailey has a 3.4 GPA, with offers from Air Force, Army, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Adams State, Weber State and South Dakota State.
After Saturday’s camp, Cal is certainly an offer he’s hoping to pull down.
“It’s definitely a possibility,” Bailey said. “I love the atmosphere here and the coaching staff, and just the area in general. It’s a nice place to be. [Bennett] came up here and loved it, and Cal’s always been a good school for academics, and for the football side of it. It’s always been mentioned. I had to get up here and check it out.”
Bailey showed good chop in defeating defensive linemen’s hands, and was able to halt opposing linemen in their tracks to gain leverage. He showed great tenacity in one-on-ones against offer candidate Tanner Matthews, pancaking him after an intense, protracted rep.
“He liked it,” Bailey said of Jones’s reaction. “He said I had good footwork, that I move my feet well, and I’m very versatile.”