Set to see Lincoln

Nearing 20 offers, Aaron Bailey is getting out this spring to see as much as he can about some of the schools that have offered him. Where will the highly coveted dual-threat quarterback be next? When will he be in Lincoln? If you don't have a premium membership you are missing out.

Size, speed and the play-making ability you look for in a dual-threat quarterback; Aaron Bailey from Bolingbrook (Ill.) has it all. Bailey is one of the top players in the Midwest region for 2012-13 and he's inching closer to 20 offers says his father.

"I'll be honest I don't know the exact count," Mr. Bailey said. "It's in the high-teens. I know that. Aaron's strengths as a quarterback is that he can move in the pocket and throw on the run."

Some of the teams that have noticed the ability in Bailey include Illinois, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Northwestern and Nebraska among others. Bailey's father, who goes by "O", recounted all of the visits that they have made this spring so far and talked about upcoming visits.

"We have been to Ohio State, Iowa, Illinois and Boston College for their junior days. We also went over to Northwestern for an unofficial visit. This Saturday we are going to Ohio State for a spring practice and on Good Friday we will head to Illinois for a spring practice.

"We have a couple of spring game plans. On April 14th we will be going to Nebraska for their spring game. The week after that, on April 21st, we will be going to the spring game at Notre Dame."

The visits for Bailey are important beyond the events and any hype that come with them. They are looking for some very important things on their trips, particularly their initial visits to a school, because there is something about that first impression.

"We are looking at the coaches, not as much the school the population and those things, because we are looking for a coaching staff that has the best interest at heart for Aaron. You get that through the first impression with the staff."

Mr. Bailey said that the spring has put a lot of miles on the car, but it's all been worth it. One of the longer trips that they will take this spring will come in a few weeks when they go to Lincoln to see Nebraska's spring game.

"At Nebraska, we want to get a chance to look at the community and how all of the players interact with the coaching staff. We also want to see what the atmosphere is like overall."


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