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2013 IL QB Aaron Bailey (Illinois Signee; Transfer to ???)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Hodgepodge, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  2. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Obvious comparison here but his film is very reminiscent of Demetrius Jones (ND commit from Illinois from the '07 class I believe). Great athlete and definetely one to keep an eye on. Needs work as a passer but I'm hoping he will camp at OSU.
  3. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    Scout $ - Bailey Talks Visits


    Interview between Beth Long & Aaron's Father....Wasn't offered, but plans on returning for camp. Top four of Northwestern, Ohio State, Boston College & Iowa. Will visit either Nebraska, Wisconsin or Iowa State next week.
  4. GeorgiaBuck2

    GeorgiaBuck2 Lets Go!

    [ame=""]Aaron Bailey #15 Bolingbrook QB/ATH 2010 Hi-Lites - YouTube[/ame]
  5. His 247 profile is showing he received an OSU scholarship offer today.
  6. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    Just received an offer per Beth Long at Scout...

    My guess would be WR.
  7. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I really like this offer. I think Bailey can play QB but is certainly versatile enough to play other spots. This offer should put OSU way out in front...
  8. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    Your earlier Demetrius Jones comparison is apt here. There were a lot of scouts that thought Jones could have been an All-American WR, but he insisted on playing QB. You see how that worked out for him...

    Let's hope Aaron is open to giving WR a shot if that's where we feel he's best suited to play.
  9. cdiddy70

    cdiddy70 Junior

    When Jones committed to ND, Lemming stated "the only question is whether he becomes the next Donavan McNabb or Randy Moss".

    Massive hyperbole.

    I saw a very overrated athlete who wasn't a very good QB and simply not fast enough for WR.
    I believe he ended his career as a backup LB at UC.

    My hope is that Baily is more explosive.
  10. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Lemming over-hyping a ND commit? Shocking.
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  11. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    He never gave WR a shot. He had the size and speed to be very good there. Don't let your dislike for Lemming cloud what was there. Lemming's opinion was shared by college coaches all around the country. No way they put it in as strong of terms, but most felt Jones would excel greatly at WR. He got fat and out of shape after leaving ND and that's why he ended up a LB. Out of HS though, he was very explosive.

    Bailey obviously is a completely different person, but it's a very good comparison.
  12. GoodLifeSean

    GoodLifeSean Proud to be born in the best state in the Union!

    I definitely like him better at qb and not WR. he has good speed and burst but I have definitely seen better shake. My only surprise with this offer is he does seem to step out without much encouragement. Love to have the kid, but the offer is suprising to me.
  13. Jdadams01

    Jdadams01 Newbie

    Think of it as a place holder establishing Urb's interest. If the kid camps and shows he can throw/suit up at another position in an elite manner, the offer will become commitable.
  14. MuckFighigan

    MuckFighigan Rookie

    Reminds me of the kicker from The Waterboy with that bandana....

    BUCKYLE likes this.
  15. sepia5

    sepia5 JoePa apologists = Pendejo

    False. That's D'Angelo Barksdale.
    BUCKYLE likes this.

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