Recruiting: Bailey's Recruiting To Explode?

Sometimes we like to make predictions and one that is easy to make is that safety and wingback James Bailey's recruiting is about to explode. The jumbo and speedy skill player from Everman, Texas has heard from the likes of Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Nebraska, and TCU. He said it is the Cowboys along with TCU, and Texas A&M that are paying him the most attention these days.

Bailey is 6-2, 202 and he runs a 4.5. He also has good strength with a 290-pound bench press max.

Bailey has been on several campuses including the three schools mentioned above.

"I was at Oklahoma State last summer at a football camp," he said when asked about his OSU experience. "It was great because I got to see the new facilities and we were in the stadium."

Bailey has his priorities in line and has thought out what is important to him in selecting his college home. "It starts with the academics," he said.

"I haven't decided what I'm going to major in but I'm talking about the commitment to academics and the study areas, and what kind of support is available for the students. Then the students on campus and what kind of environment there is at the school. That is important to me."

Bailey said he was born in Waco, Texas, and he grew up a Florida fan. "I grew up rooting for the Gators, for Florida, and also for Baylor," he added.

Bailey said he likely will go to football camps on campuses this summer but has not made any decisions yet on which schools.

He is impressive in person, but his game tape from last season isn't bad. It includes a 71-yard kickoff return in the opener against powerhouse Waxahachie. He also had a 68-yard punt return in a win over Arlington Seguin.

On the season he averaged 28.5 yards on kickoff returns and 18.8 yards on punt returns. He had 35 tackles on defense with 3 fumble recoveries and 6 interceptions. He also blocked a punt and he is the punter at Everman as he averaged 34.4 yards per punt. On offense he rushed for 565 yards with 8.4 yards per carry and 6 touchdowns. He caught 6 passes for 181 yards and 3 touchdowns. Add his two return touchdowns and that is 11 touchdowns for the season.

College coaches are getting a chance to see Bailey in person now in the evaluation period as Everman has already started spring football.

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