OL Zack Bailey of Summerville brought his parents to Columbia Friday for their first in person look at USC. Bailey had been to USC before but he wants his parents to also see the schools recruiting him up close, so Friday was that chance to meet with recruiter Everette Sands and get the tour.
"They hadn't been to any schools so far so it was important for me to get them up there so they can see the campus and stuff like that too," Bailey said. "They showed us the football field, academic life, the Dodie. The coaches talked to them. My mom had questions obviously about schooling. We toured the campus and kind of caught a little bit of the baseball game, kind of drove by it."
Bailey has also been to Clemson for a junior day and has no other visits planned right now though he might return to USC for their junior day later this month. He also wants to visit Auburn and Georgia. Bailey is now involved in track season and his meets are on Sunday so that's impacting his ability to get to schools right now.
Auburn was his most recent offer about two weeks ago. He also has offers from USC, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Tennessee and The Citadel. Bailey has not thought about any favorites at this point.
"I'm really keeping my options open," he said. "I'll make a decision probably before football season this year or I might just wait to after."
Bailey added that there's no separation right now between USC and Clemson. "They are pretty much about even. I like both the campuses and I like both the coaches. I enjoy what their facilities they bring to the table. I do not know."
Bailey said he has not yet decided which national post season all star game he will play in.