Michigan High On Alvin Bailey's List

Michigan played host to a Wednesday visitor this week, Seffner (FL) Armwood's top wide receiver/athlete Alvin Bailey. Right after the visit Bailey talked to GBW about the day in A2, his decision timetable, decision factors, and his relationship with teammate Leon McQuay III.

With just a couple spots remaining in Michigan's 2013 football recruiting class, the Wolverines appear determined to snag one more wide receiver. One pass catcher the Wolverines are still hoping will end up in Maize and Blue is Seffner Armwood wide receiver Alvin Bailey. Bailey made a quick trip North this past few days, and one stop was in Ann Arbor to get a feel for what Michigan has to offer from an athletic and academic standpoint.

"When I first got up to Michigan I met Coach Montgomery," Bailey told GoBlueWolverine. "And then we went to see the Big House. And then to see some other things I might be doing—the academic area, we went to that, and stuff like that."

"It was great," said Bailey. "I loved everything."

While on the unofficial visit, Bailey's phone was buzzing with texts and calls from high school teammate and fellow Michigan recruit Leon McQuay III, curious to hear his impressions of Ann Arbor.

"As soon as I got on campus he called me and was like, how you like it?" said Bailey. "I just texted and stuff about it, and we talked about it, and he was just telling me about Michigan and stuff like that."

The pair of playmaking teammates have admitted to discussing a possible dual commitment to the Wolverines, but Bailey wouldn't tip his hand as to how likely it is that scenario plays out.

"Me and him are still talking about it," said Bailey.

With a scholarship number crunch, it was imperative for Bailey to get some face time with his possible future position coach Jeff Hecklinski in order to lay out the Wolverines situation for the Florida wide out.

"I got to sit down with Coach Heck and we talked a little about what the depth chart is going to look like if I come in," said Bailey.

And they also talked about the recruiting class' numbers crunch.

"They're only going to take two more players, "Bailey said, "and probably aren't going to take a couple more receivers. So if I want to come I'm going to have to hurry up and do it."

But Will Bailey hurry his recruitment up and make a decision before a scholarship is scooped up in Ann Arbor? The answer is—maybe. He's not sure about a decision timetable.

"Probably before the season or after," he said. "I'm still not sure which one I'm going to go with."

Bailey's list is still long: Michigan, West Virginia, Clemson, FSU, Georgia, South Carolina, Notre Dame.

"I have my list, but I'm probably going to narrow it down next week."

The Wolverines are in prime position to sit near the top of Bailey's list, Bailey acknowledged, when he narrows things down in the near future. One issue that plays against Midwest schools such as Notre Dame (which he visited on this trip as well, right before U-M) and Michigan, however, is the issue of distance from home—something Bailey admits is a factor for him.

"It's big," said Bailey. "I'm not going to lie, it's real big. That's something that I would probably have to sacrifice, so it's big."

After two significant visits to Notre Dame and Michigan, Bailey will head back south for a trip to Clemson. He also visited Georgian and South Carolina at the beginning of this trip. And there'll likely be another stop in Northern Florida before summer is over.

"I'm on my way to Clemson now," said Bailey. "I'll probably be hitting Florida State some other time as well, but I don't know yet."

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