Collin Bailey is a 5-8, 170-pound running back from Chapin High School in El Paso, Texas. Last season, he ran for 1721 rushing yards on 142 carries, while also notching 320 receiving yards on 13 receptions. He is a 2014 recruit whom the University of Kentucky coaching staff has been keeping in contact with. He sat down to give us a brief interview to update his status with UK, and who else is looking at him.
Here’s his personal statement courtesy of NCASA Sports:
My name is Collin Bailey. I’m in the class of 2014 and been a member of the Chapin High School Football team for the past 2 years. This past season I started at Running Back, Kick Return, Punt Return and Cornerback. I am very ambitious and self-motivated to be the best football player that I’m capable of becoming. My ultimate goal is to play football at the collegiate level and get a great education. I was selected for the All DoD Team; one of twenty-four in the world. Also, finishing as the top RB at Football University and a two time invitee to the FBU Top Gun. I also recieved the Combine King and RB MVP at the National Underclassmen Combine 3 years strait. I was a top performer at the 2012 NUC Elite Top Prospect Camp in Norman, Oklahoma.
What schools are recruiting you right now, and which have offered scholarships?
Ohio State, Kentucky SMU, Rice, UTSA, UTEP, Sam Houston State, Miami of Ohio, Akron, Arkansas State, and Texas State are schools that have shown interest but currently no offers.
When did UK start recruiting you?
UK began recruiting me after my junior season and have sent me emails and I’ve contacted the RB’s Coach (Chad) Scott as well.
When was your last talk with a coach from UK?
Last Wednesday was the last time I spoke to coach Scott the running backs coach