"He committed to Georgia this weekend," said McMinn Assistant Coach Terry Corum. "I know Oklahoma and Alabama were after him real hard, but I don't know who else had offered him yet. I don't have his stats right here with me, but I can tell you he kicked a 53 yard field goal to beat Cumberland 30-28 earlier this season. About 90% of his kickoffs went for touchbacks, and he kicked a few of them through the uprights. He's got the strongest leg I've ever seen around here. He just has a different sound to his kicks than most kicker. You can hear the difference when he kicks the ball. I think he has a chance to play on Sundays. I really do."
The kicking game has been an unquestioned strength of Georgia's 10-1 run to the SEC East Championship, and players like Bailey will help continue that tradition. A Bailey from Athens, was there any question where he'd end up?