A New Leader for Georgia 5 Star?

Scout.com five-star linebacker/fullback Allen Bailey (6-3, 245, 4.8) from McIntosh County Academy High School in Darien, Ga., said he now favors... Get the latest from National Recruiting Expert Allen Wallace.

"All the schools I'm really interested in are recruiting me as a linebacker," said Allen Bailey. "I like being a linebacker because I'm more versatile. I do more than just rushing and passing. I can drop coverage, blitz and do other things most linemen can't do.

"I probably won't commit until December or January so that I can take official visits on game days and get a feel for the school environments," he said. "I would like to stay close to home so that I have family and friends nearby.

"I visited Alabama about two weekends ago for a day and a half. The coaching staff tells me the truth and tells me what I need to know. They have a defensive team and their linebackers control the middle of the field. Linebacker coach, (Joe) Kines, knows what he's looking for in a linebacker for his team. He used to coach for the NFL, and his knowledge might give me a better chance of getting there," Bailey said.

"Georgia is about four hours from home and they were the first to offer me as a sophomore.

"Florida is closest to home—only two hours. I will probably be visiting again soon so that my parents can take a look," Bailey said.

"Miami has great defense. They really get to the ball. I went to some of their spring practices.

"I was interested in Texas and USC, but they are probably too far away from home.

"After my official visit to Alabama and possibly the other schools, I'll decide based on the incoming class of 2007 who will come in with me, how the team does the season before I come in, and if the coaching staff is really helpful," he said.

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