"IU was the right choice because of the combination of everything. Location wise, it's an hour and a half away, close to still feel at home, but far enough to feel away. The coaches, I've been there three times in past month to meet with the coaches, and they're one of the best that I've been around. I know we will win games. The facilities are top of the line and I want to do something in business, and the school of business is phenomenal."
The coaches were a big part of the decision, and there may have been no bigger figure in that component of his choice than offensive line coach Greg Frye.
"Coach Frye's a winner. He's definitely, working with him on the field, I can tell his style of coaching fits with me really well. As an offensive line coach, he took South Florida from a brand new program to their first bowl game, then West Virginia from nowhere to BCS bowls and I believe if stuff hadn't gone down at Michigan, he would have done the same thing there. He's the perfect man for the job, taking a program from nowhere to the top."
Another part of his decision was an opportunity to play early.
"Coach Wilson said that he likes to play freshmen. Obviously, he doesn't guarantee anything, but especially with their quick paced offense, where some teams don't rotate offensive linemen like you would a receiving corps, he likes to rotate offensive linemen throughout the game to keep fresh bodies in there. It's my job to win and it depends on how I grow and develop until the summer before."
Cathedral has had a great recent history of putting players in the major college ranks, and Bailey is excited to carry on that tradition and be finished with his recruiting process.
"Man, it's obviously a great feeling, especially to be playing for in-state school, my home school, it's a phenomenal feeling. I'm very lucky. How many seniors across the nation, not just football wise, but everywhere, already know where they're going to school? It's a big relief. All my friends will be talking about visits and it's nice to have process out of the way."