May 11, 2009

Rebels get in mix for Georgia OL

Any chance that offensive line prospect Morgan Bailey would spend his summer in anonymity has disappeared completely in the past few weeks.

The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder from Loganville, Ga., has been picking up scholarship offers at a fairly rapid clip over the past couple of weeks. Bailey spent a day late last week at Clemson, and his travels are likely not over.

With plans to make a decision regarding his college future before his senior season begins, Bailey's summer might get hectic.

Before he made the trip to Clemson, Bailey spent some time talking to Ole Miss offensive line coach Mike Markuson on the telephone.

"He talked with my coach and he said that he had watched me on film and liked what he saw," Bailey said Sunday night. "He got my coach to get me to call him and he offered me. …I haven't been over there (to Ole Miss), but I'm going to try to get over there this summer."

Bailey has offers from Ole Miss, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Maryland. Most of those schools are recruiting Bailey as a versatile lineman who could play guard or tackle at the next level.

"The thing I have to work on most is my speed," Bailey said.

Clemson wants Bailey as a tackle, a message that was conveyed this past Friday.

"My mom really enjoyed when we ate lunch with some of the players," Bailey told over the weekend. "My stepdad liked everything that I did and this was the first time my girlfriend came on one of these visits with us and she liked it all, too."

Bailey said "Georgia Tech and Clemson are really close right now." The Yellow Jackets were the first team to offer Bailey, and he's been there for a junior day and a game. South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia and Oklahoma are also showing interest.

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