NU will get official visit

Nebraska is going to lose two seniors at safety to graduation next year so it's going to be a priority for Nebraska to get a couple in this year's class. Without a doubt, one of the top safeties on Nebraska's radar is Dion Bailey. Bailey, who is sitting on 12 offers so far, said that Nebraska is one of the teams that he will take an official visit to this fall.

Dion Bailey of Lakewood (Calif.) has been busy this spring for an adjustment in his role. Last year, he really just starred on the defensive side of the ball, but this fall he will have to play on both sides.

"It's going well," Bailey said. "I have been working on just getting in better shape as a whole. I am going to have to go both-ways this year, safety and at wide receiver, and I need to do that to my best ability."

While Bailey is expanding what he is going to do this year the following year, in college, will be on the defensive side of the ball. All of the schools recruiting him like him as a free safety.

"Everyone is recruiting me to play safety in college. I think that I am best at coverage. I don't let anyone get behind me and when the ball is in the air I go and get it, basically."

There are a dozen offers on the table already for Bailey with number 13 coming any day. With the evaluation period just starting it's safe to assume that his list of offers will only increase.

"I have 12 offers. They are from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, SMU, Colorado and Boise State.

"I basically have all of the PAC 10 except for Cal and USC. Cal was at my school today and they told me that they were going to offer me though."

While Bailey is sitting on a good number of offers he hasn't really thought about his favorites a lot. He is planning on doing that at the end of his spring camp.

"No, I haven't been able to do that. At the end of my spring ball, my coach is going to sit down with me and my parents to break down my schools to a top five."

Bailey has been able to take a few trips this spring to nearby schools to see a practice. This fall, he will sneak in an official visit before his season starts and not take another until the season is over.

"I have been to USC, Washington, and UCLA for a spring practice. I don't have any other plans for this summer. I will take an official visit before my season starts and then my other trips will be after my season is over."

One team that seems to be in a good spot to get a visit is Nebraska. Bailey has heard and read a lot about Nebraska and he is interested in what they have to offer.

"I am definitely going to take a trip to see Nebraska. I want to see what the hype is about the school. I have heard, and I have read, that they are one of the top football schools in the nation.

"I know that they have a great legacy and great tradition there at Nebraska. I was hoping to get out there, check out the facilities and hopefully see a game or something to see the fan base of the program."

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