Recruiting: OSU Leads On Lawton Ike's Bailey

De'Von Bailey is a high energy guy who can seemingly make any conversation sound exciting. Talking recruiting on a June evening is a subject that truly does get the Lawton (Okla.) Eisenhower senior-to-be cranked up.

"You want to know the schools that have offered me so far," Baziley said in the form of a question when asked about recruiting. "I have full ride offers from OSU, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Missouri, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, SMU and Colorado."

The 6-2, 200-pound wide receiver is a two-sport star at Lawton Ike. He has an all-time best of 4.47 in the 40-yard dash and last season had 45 receptions for 721 yards and nine touchdowns. In basketball he averaged 14.3 point per game before breaking his foot in a game before the playoffs started.

"That foot's okay now, and I'm going to Oklahoma State to camp on Sunday (prospect mini camp) with my fellas," said Bailey.

He went on to explain that three other receivers will be making the trip to Stillwater, and they will be joined by two quarterbacks, including prospect Chris Stutzriem, and two defensive backs, including Dominique Taylor. Bailey said he is excited to get to Stillwater because the Cowboys head his list of five favorites.

"I would put them in this order OSU, Kansas, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Colorado," said Bailey. "OSU is close to home and I'm an Oklahoma boy and I would love to represent Oklahoma State on the field. You remember Marcus Henry, he's been up at KU and tells me how good it is. Vanderbilt is because all the information I have received and what a good school it is. I like Texas Tech because they pass it a lot, and Colorado, their recruiting dude was real cool."

Bailey said he went to the Texas camp last week. Those are the only two camps he talked about attending. He has a bench press max of 255 and squat max of 305 with a vertical jump of 33 inches. He also added that he thinks Lawton Ike is a team to watch in Oklahoma Class 6A football as the Eagles return a lot of players.

"We were jitterbugging last year, but this year with all our experience it will be smooth," said Bailey, who is smooth himself.

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