Bailey receiving interest from Ducks

Twin Falls (Idaho) offensive tackle Kole Bailey is receiving interest from Pac-12 power Oregon. Find out what the Ducks like about the three-star prospect and what he thinks about the program

Oregon is expressing interest in Twin Falls (Idaho) offensive tackle Kole Bailey.

The three-star prospect, who stands 6-foot-5, 285-pound prospect and holds an offer from Nevada, spoke with eDuck on Tuesday night and said he’s been developing a back and forth with offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and assistant coach Joe Bernardi through phone calls and online messages.

“I’ve started to build up a pretty good relationship with Coach Greatwood and Coach Bernardi,” Baily said. “I’d say we’ve probably been talking for maybe a month now, or maybe even longer than that.”

The Ducks like his ability to get to the second level and his explosiveness off the ball, enough so that Bernardi will evaluate him on May 23 in Twin Falls. In turn, Bailey expects to visit Oregon sometime in June.

“I’m positive I’m going to make it up,” he said. “But I’m trying to figure out when I can get my plane ticket and when is the best time to move around my other camps to get up there.”

Bailey said that Oregon stands out to him for a multitude of reasons.

“It’s a beautiful place,” he said. “It’s up in the Northwest. It has an amazing football program. Amazing academics. There’s just not much you can’t like about Oregon. They just have everything that I’m looking for in a program.”

Boise State, Utah, Washington State, Montana and possibly more programs are expected to evaluate Bailey over the next few weeks. He plans on stuffing his schedule and attending camps between now and the summer.

“I’m going to Boise State’s camp on the 12th and the 13th (of May) I think,” he said. “That’s the only one I’ve actually registered for, but pretty much all the programs that I’ve been talking to want me out to their camp.”

Bailey is already hard at work improving his game for his senior season. He’s put in significant time in the weight room to improve his body and is taking the feedback he gets from coaches to heart as he works to get better on the field.

“I’ve talked with a few coaches and one of the main points they’ve made is just getting those first three steps off the ball down quicker,” he said. “Of course, strength training. I’ve gained 30 pounds since football season.”

Stick with eDuck to see how things progress between Bailey and UO.


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