As a safety in high school, Bailey was known for his big hits and his speed. Now his coaches have him playing another position. "They've got me playing bandit (outside linebacker) in a 3-3 defensive set. That's a big difference from high school when we had four linemen," said Bailey. "(In college) I'm looking to be a safety," he said.
At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Bailey possesses the size to be a very good safety at the next level and even after gaining weight and changing positions, he hasn't lost his speed. "I run a 4.47 in the 40. That was this summer," he said. "I'm gaining weight, slowly but surely," he said. "Since we started back working out, I've been putting on weight."
So after all this time, is Bailey still a part of the Wildcat family?
"I'm still with UK all the way," said Bailey. "I talk to coach (Joker) Phillips all the time. I keep in touch with them always."
Bailey didn't fail to impress in SMCC's loss to Mississippi Delta last Thursday. "I had four solo tackles, two assists, two forced fumbles, one pass break up, one sack, and one touchdown on a fumble recovery," he said.