The Cincinnati Bearcats have added yet another high-quality prospect to their 2016 class with the verbal commitment of offensive tackle Sean Bailey, a three-star recruit out of Georgia.
Bailey, from Lambert High School in Suwanee, GA, is a mammoth of a man at 6'6", weighing in at 322 lbs. According to 247Sports, Bailey sports an 84 Composite score, as calculated from compiling and averaging ratings from a number of recruiting databases. 247Sports gives him the same score (84) and ranks him as the number 88 prospect from the state of Georgia.
Cincinnati is the first and only school to offer Bailey at this point in time, but the likes of Auburn, Duke, Georgia Tech, Penn State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech have been linked to Bailey, among other schools.
On the football field, you can clearly see this kid's raw size at work. There are things to work on for the next level, but the potential is there for Bailey to really develop into a quality starter. On the offensive line, the biggest thing that you can't teach is size. Clearly Bailey has that. He isn't quite as light-footed as he needs to be if he were asked to step in as a starter day one, but he fires off the ball well in the run game and does a fine job of hitting assignments with power and finishing blocks.
In the passing game, Bailey is solid, but will need some work with footwork and form. A player at his size is able to merely stand back and dare defenders to come within reach. In high school, that works, but at the college level, technique becomes paramount and that's where college coaching will be huge. That said, this is a transitional thing that nearly every college offensive lineman goes through. He is right where he should be in his development and with his size, he has a lot of potential.
Just like all of Cincinnati's 2016 verbal commitments to this point, Bailey is a player who appears to have slid under the radar of the bigger schools, but it is clear he can play and has the potential to do so at a very high-level. Size can't be taught. Everything else he could improve as a player can be and he has the physical body frame to be even stronger when he does finally see the field, wearing the black, red and white.
As a bonus, it's great to see fellow 2016 verbal commit Jake Sopko reaching out to Bailey. Have to love when you see athletes taking ownership of their recruiting class like this.