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It wasn't the ideal weekend in Lincoln. Visitors came to see a spring game and Mother Nature had other plans. Nebraska rolled with the punches the best they could giving visitors more time and access to the coaches and the players than what they might have received if there was a game. Aaron Bailey came away impressed with the coaches and the atmosphere in Lincoln.

One of the headlining recruits in Lincoln this weekend was Bolingbrook (Ill.) quarterback, Aaron Bailey. Bailey, a 6-foot-2 and 215-pound signal caller got to Lincoln on Friday afternoon.

"We got in about 2:00 Friday," Bailey said. "We had a chance to talk to the coaches. I was amazed at the atmosphere. We didn't talk about football. We talked about everything else, laughed and had fun.

"I am a Boston Red Sox fan and one of their coaches is a big Red Sox fan. Their wide receivers coach and I talked about baseball and the Red Sox."

After talking to the coaches Bailey and his step-father, "O" Carter, then had a chance to take a little more of a look around. Bailey got a chance to check out some of the facilities and saw a presentation.

"There was a Heisman Presentation room and we saw that. We also saw facilities like the weight room, locker room and had a chance to talk to the strength coach and the nutrition people.

"I also got a chance to talk to Coach Tim Beck. We had a chance to talk football and about the offense and how they see me in Lincoln. We talked about the plays I run and the plays that Nebraska runs. They are very similar.

"I could see myself at Nebraska running that offense. It's a similar offense and it wouldn't be a big transition."

Saturday was supposed to be centered around the spring game. The spring game though was canceled due to weather. Bailey was able to do some things leading up to the spring game though and then caught some time with the head coach before heading home.

"We got a chance to talk with the academic counselor and the life skills counselor. They wanted to talk to me about what I planned to major in and talk to me about life after football.

"The weather was bad and it was the right thing to do to cancel the game. It was a safety issue for the players and the fans. There will be a number of home games this fall in Lincoln to come to possibly.

"We spoke to head coach Bo Pelini and then headed home. I was recognized on campus and some of the people told me how great of a place Nebraska was. We were even recognized in a store by some Nebraska fans and they told us about Nebraska too."

Bailey wasn't able to see the spring game and see the offense in person, but all in all it was a successful and good weekend for him and Nebraska. Bailey gave the weekend a very high score.

"I would give it a "9". The best thing was the coaches and the atmosphere talking to them. It was like we knew each other for years. I would have liked to have been there in time to see a practice, but that's about it."

Nebraska should be planning on hosting Bailey again most likely this fall. "I would like to commit towards the start of my senior year and I will definitely take an official visit to Nebraska this year."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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