Phil Kornblut

September 8, 2013

Bailey has no early favorites

Summerville junior offensive lineman Zack Bailey taking it slow in recruiting.

When Boeing built a plant in North Charleston, many of its employees in Seattle moved to South Carolina. That included the Bailey family.

And part of that family is offensive lineman Zack Bailey (6-5 307), who is now in his second season playing for John McKissick at Summerville and emerging as one of the state's top prospects for 2015.

Bailey is playing tackle this season after being a guard last season. His versatility and flexibility are just two of the traits the college coaches covet.

His early offers include Clemson, USC, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and The Citadel. He was at Clemson for the Georgia game and had planned to go to Georgia for the USC game but didn't make it. He plans to be at Clemson for the Florida State game and at USC for the Clemson game. He also wants to get to Georgia Tech for a game.

Bailey said early on he has no recruiting favorites.

"I'm keeping my options really open," he said. "Location will not be an issue. I have family in the West and the South."

Though he's new to the state, Bailey has gotten familiar with the Tigers and Gamecocks and has no preference between the two.

"I like the rivalry," he said. "They are both great teams. There's no real favorite between them."

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