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Bailey joins the
Gator family on Saturday

Written by Andrew Spivey, March 14, 2015, 2 Comments,
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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.

Andrew Spivey

About Andrew Spivey

Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

  1. Wilbur_36March 14, 2015, 5:49 pm

    Fans have no idea how much talent these young guys have, but so far they are getting the size players who should be able to contribute to a winning program.

    • Andrew Spivey
      Andrew SpiveyMarch 14, 2015, 5:59 pm

      Bailey and Gardner are both great pick-ups for this class and this staff.

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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.

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