P.O.Y. Candidate Talks Recruiting

Aaron Bailey, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound, dual-threat quarterback, from Bolingbrook, is arguably the best football player in the state and he's only a junior. One thing about Bailey that very few know is that he's a better person than he is a football player.

Talk to Aaron Bailey for two minutes and you won't be able to help yourself. You'll be swept away in awe of just how well he was raised. "Yes sir, No sir, God Bless and Thank You." Are common phrases that come out of Bailey's mouth during a conversation.

However, put Aaron Bailey on the gridiron and he's anything but nice. He's a winner and he's every bit as electric a high school quarterback as former Mt. Carmel star and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb.

Ironically it was Mt. Carmel that got to see Bailey's electricity up close and personal Saturday night. Aaron had nearly 120 yards rushing and scored on a 34-yard scamper and that was just in the first half.

Bailey also rushed for a first down on a fake punt in the first half and threw a 50-yard laser to the "X Factor" Xavier Perkins that led to a Raiders score. Bailey already has several scholarship offers but it's looking like his recruitment won't last long.

"I have scholarship offers from Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Colorado State, Northern Illinois and a few more that I just can't think of right now." Bailey said.

According to those close to the situation,, it looks like Bailey is going to stay close to home or at least in the Midwest.

"That's my main goal," said Bailey. "Northwestern, Illinois, I'd like to stay in the Big Ten. If I can, stay in Illinois to play my college football, that would be great. "I've been up to Northwestern already for a visit when they played Michigan.

"I'm going to wait until after our season is over and then I'll probably go around a check out a few more schools."

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