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2018 RB David Bailey High on Syracuse After Visit

Syracuse hosted multiple prospects over the weekend, including 2018 running back David Bailey.

Class of 2018 Ridgley (Md.) North Caroline running back David Bailey visited Syracuse on Saturday for the first time. Bailey said the trip left a lasting impression. 

"The visit was great," he said. "I had a lot of fun. The coaches made me feel like home. I got to see the campus and learned a lot of new things about Syracuse. I got to see the Dome and got to go inside. It was very nice. 

"The highlight was that I got to sit down with the coaches in their office and got to talk about how relationship and trust is a big part in college. I also got to eat dinner with some of the coaches and got to know them more."

Bailey was given a tour of the campus and facilities by Director of High School Relations J.B. Gerald. He also was able to sit down for extensive conversations with head coach Dino Babers and assistant Mike Hart. 

"They both said they would love to have me in their offense," Bailey said. "They said they love big running backs. I'm not sure exactly where I stand on their board but I think I'm one of the guys at the top of the board in the class of 18."

Bailey is indeed a bigger back at 6-foot-1, 230 pounds. Having someone who can pound a defense between the tackles to go along with the speed on the outside is something Babers loves to have within his up-tempo system. Bailey would fit that perfectly. 

That is why, according to a source, Syracuse extended an offer to Bailey during the visit. While he has no other offers as of now, he is receiving interest from Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Maryland. 

The visit had a big impact on Bailey, who remains extremely interested in the Orange. 

"My interest is high on Syracuse," he said. "I liked it a lot." 

Bailey said that will not be the last time he will be on campus as he plans to return for more visits in the future. 

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