The Florida Gators received good news on Saturday when defensive JaQuan Bailey (6-3, 235, Jacksonville, FL Raines) committed to Florida. He choose the Gators over offers from Miami and Tennessee.
Bailey arrived on campus on Saturday for junior day without an offer from the Gators but he quickly received one and it was an offer he couldn’t refuse. Bailey now joins his high school teammate receiver Rick Wells as Florida commits for the class of 2016.
“Rick and I have always talked about playing with each other,” Bailey said. “We’re very close friends.”
The Jacksonville defensive end told GatorCountry that he grew up a Florida fan and his older sister graduated from Florida, which is where Bailey was first introduced to the Swamp.
Bailey is the fourth commitment of the class of 2016 and he joins Wells, defensive end Eric Mitchell and linebacker Vosean Joseph all of which are scheduled to visit the Gators next Saturday for Florida’s spring practice.
During his junior season Bailey had 60 tackles, five sacks and averaged close to seven tackles a game during a season which Bailey only played nine games for Raines. The team went 8-4 on the year.
Stay tuned to GatorCountry.com for much more on Bailey’s commitment to Florida.