May 21, 2011
Big Ten schools monitor Indiana OL
Carmel (Ind.) Cathedral offensive guard Jacob Bailey has picked up seven offers from mid-major schools and a few Big Ten schools are showing serious interest.
Bailey, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound lineman, will be camping at several of those Big Ten schools this summer in an effort to get his name out there a little bit more.
With offers from NIU, Toledo, Ball State, Western Michigan, Western Kentucky, Miami-OH, and as of yesterday, Temple, Bailey has no shortage of options.
In addition to being a solid line prospect, Bailey carries a 4.0 GPA and has scored a 1930 on his SAT. That helps explain why coaches consider him a potentially attractive addition.
When Rivals.com caught up with Bailey on Saturday he was driving back from the Nike Training Camp at Ohio State. That's certainly not the last thing he'll be doing this summer.
"I'll probably hit a few other Big Ten schools like IU, Purdue, Illinois and possibly even Iowa," Bailey said. "It just depends on how I feel it will benefit me."
"Those Big Ten schools I listed have been in consistent contact with me. I think whether they offered will be based on those camps."
Additionally, a school out of the Big East is very interested.
"Cincinnati's been showing a lot of interest and I wouldn't be surprised if they offer before the summer or relatively soon," he noted.
Bailey added that he doesn't have any favorites as he still has to visit a lot of the schools he's interested in.
Over the winter months he was able to visit Toledo, NIU and Ball State, but more recently he hasn't been on the road because college coaches have been out scouting.
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