Bailey has big offers

Junior four-star offensive tackle Zack Bailey has family on both sides of the country. He has offers to match. Find out who recently offered, who he's visited, and more here...

Zack Bailey grew up on the state of Washington before moving to South Carolina when he was in eighth grade. He plays football now at Summerville High School and he has emerged as one of the top offensive tackles in the 2015 class.

He added his sixth scholarship offer recently.

"Georgia offered me last week and they actually told me I have had one from them for a while," said Bailey. "Coach [Kirk] Olivadotti stopped by the school and Georgia is a school I want to get down to visit in 2014."

The Dawgs signed five-star wide receiver A.J. Green out of Summerville and Bailey is aware of that. He has interest in UGA and he likes what he knows about the Bulldogs.

A couple of schools that Georgia played in 2013 have each had the 6-foot-5, 315 pound junior on their campus a couple of times this fall.

"I was at Clemson for the Georgia and Florida State games and I went to South Carolina to see them play Florida and Clemson.

"At Clemson, I really like the fan base and just how classy their fans are. Everyone is nice there, it is a small town like Summerville, and I really like it there.

"South Carolina is a nice school , I like how the town of Columbia has things to do, and the fans there are crazy on gameday. The first time I was there was for a spring practice and I loved their tempo. That has stayed with me since I watched them practice."

Bailey will likely get back to Clemson and South Carolina in 2014, but he also wants to see other schools for the first time.

Auburn is a school that has already invited him to Junior Day and Georgia and Georgia Tech are schools he's like to visit as well. He visited FSU for their spring game and he wants to see Tallahassee again.

A school outside the southeast he wants to take a good look at is Oregon. The Ducks have offered Bailey and he grew up a fan of that program.

"Being from Washington, I grew up a fan of Oregon and I am still a fan of theirs," said Bailey. "I think the uniforms they wear are awesome, but that has nothing to do with my interest level.

"I like the tempo they play at, their style of play, and the fans there are great too. They have been so close a few times now, but they just have not won it all yet."

Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Oregon have offered the No. 25 offensive tackle in the country with more on the way.

He knows he has a tough decision to make down the road and he is not leaning a specific way at this time.

"I have to decide if I want to go back west and play or stay close to where I live now and play in the south somewhere.

"I do not really have any favorites right now and I just have to figure out who will provide me with a great education, who can help me be successful, and what school I like the best."

Bailey is in no hurry to make that decision. Top Stories