College football coaches have highlighted Lakewood California on their maps this recruiting season and for good reason.
Lane Kiffin is no exception, he is relying on an area he is very familiar with in his efforts of rebuilding the football fortunes at the University of Tennessee.
Lakewood High School is the home of two of the top players in the Golden State, four star quarterback Jesse Scroggins and three star defensive back Dion Bailey.
Both Bailey and Scroggins has offers from the Volunteers and it appears both will take unofficial visits to Rocky Top.
"Yes sir I'm going down there the first week in August," Bailey told InsideTennessee.com Friday. "Jesse took a trip there last week and really loved it a lot there, we are great friends and it would be great for us to play at the same college."
Bailey currently holds 19 official offers, including one from Southern California. Both Bailey and Scroggins attended the Trojans camp this week.
"I thought I did well," Bailey explained. "Jesse had a great camp, he got an offer from USC."
Did either of the two make a commitment to USC?
"No sir, neither of us have made a decision yet," Bailey said. "I know Jesse really loved his trip to Tennessee, all the great things he has told me about it, makes me want to see it that much more."
Bailey also is impressed by how hard he is being recruiting by the Tennessee coaching staff.
"They are really recruiting me harder than most schools," Bailey said. "I have really been impressed with their coaching staff."
Bailey has heard a lot about how crazy the football atmosphere can be in the SEC.
"Jesse said that the stadium was incredible and that everyone really gets into their football at Tennessee," Bailey said. "I can't wait to check things out for myself. I'm really looking forward to my visit."