The 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive end had a stellar 2014 season at Pearl River, recording a league-best 10 sacks, to go with 22 tackles for a loss. His ability to get to the quarterback and disrupt plays grabbed Louisville's attention a couple months ago and he remains in frequent contact with Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
"I think they liked my film," he said. "I led Mississippi junior colleges in sacks and they said that they are looking for someone that can give them some help up front. They will be losing some guys the next couple years, so the opportunity is there. They said that they can help me reach my goals and that I could make a difference."
When Bailey steps on campus, he'll be looking at what the school and program has to offer. He's also looking forward to seeing what type of relationship he can build with the coaching staff and players.
"I'm looking for a bond with my d-line coach," he explained. "I'm also looking for a bond with my teammates. I come from a big family, so I want to feel like its a family. I want to have a coach that is someone that will teach me everything that they know."
Bailey has already visited Fresno State, Maryland and NC State. He also holds scholarship offers from Purdue, Southern Miss and others.
"I don't really have a top school or a top list," he said, adding that he plans on making his decision "on signing day or the day before."