ESPN 150 WR Bailey aims to decide soon


ESPN 150 wide receiver Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) was offered by Florida on Wednesday afternoon and would like to make a final decision soon, according to Armwood head coach Sean Callahan.

The 2013 Under Armour All-America Game invitee has narrowed his list to South Carolina, UCF, Michigan and Florida State, but the Gators' offer does add a new wrinkle to the mix.

"Alvin was offered by Florida today, and no he's not committing tonight and he's not going to commit tomorrow, either," Callahan said. "He said he'd like to make his decision before Sept. 1, and I expect he'll be a man of his word and get it done before then."

Callahan had said that Bailey was excited about the Florida offer but has a lot of thinking to do.

"Well Florida came in a bit late. It's August 15, and the other programs like South Carolina and UCF have had him as their No. 1 priority for months," Callahan said. "He has to really think about things over the next few weeks and make the decision that will work best for him."

The 6-foot, 175-pound Bailey has become a need for Florida after the program parted ways with St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood wide receiver Rodney Adams. One thing that could be working in favor of the Gators is Bailey's close friendship with former teammate and UF freshman running back Matt Jones.