The Tennessee Vols know as well as anyone how weird college football recruiting can be.
Players are constantly committing, decommitting and flipping just before it’s time to sign their name on a national letter of intent.
Four-star Vols commit Harrison Bailey, the nation’s No. 5 pro-style quarterback, is learning just how frustrating recruiting can be for college programs.
The Georgia native has become a key part of Tennessee’s recruiting efforts. Bailey is essentially an extra recruiter for the staff, albeit one without restriction.
But Bailey is running into some of the same issues as UT’s coaching staff — players don’t always keep their word.
The dynamic signal caller recently told Rivals “I’ve missed on a couple guys already and that hasn’t sat too well with me”. He added “I could have sworn that a couple of guys we for sure had in the bag and they ended up going elsewhere”.
That’s a situation that happens to college coaches — not just Vols coaches — all the time. It’s college football recruiting in a nutshell — don’t count on any player until pen meets paper.
Bailey might have missed on a few of his “targets”, but he’s feeling confident about a couple of other recruits. He feels like he’s made a big impression on teammates B.J. Ojulari (four-star linebacker) and Arik Gilbert (five-star tight end), telling Rivals “They’re my teammates and I have a good relationship with both of them. They like Tennessee so it doesn’t get much better than that.”
If Bailey can help the Vols land both of those stud players, then it would mean his recruiting efforts weren’t in vain.
Tennessee currently has six players committed to its 2020 recruiting class.
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