Follows His Gut Feeling

Patrick Bailey, a tight end from Alamo Heights (TX), had a feeling where he wanted to go last night, and today he followed his gut in making a commitment.

"Yeah, I did. That I'm headed up to Duke next year, and I'm happy with my decision," says the 6-foot-4, 210 pounder. "I liked the enthusiasm and the gut feeling I had when I was up there. The gut feeling is what sold it for me, because I didn't get it at the other place (Purdue)."

Duke certainly pushed hard for Bailey, and had his attention very quickly.

"These last two weeks have been very interesting. I got individual letters and postcards, eight overnight UPS packages, and I was hearing great things from the coaches. Coach Roof is definitely turning that program around, and obviously he sold me on that."

Pat Bailey was named honorable-mention All-State in the Texas 4A classification as a senior.

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