While in Detroit for MAC Media Day, Dino Babers, head coach of the Bowling Green football squad received a commitment from one of the top defensive players in the class of 2015. Earlier this afternoon, Rahn Bailey, a 6-foot-2 226-pound, three-star prospect out of Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas became the 11th recruit to give Babers, and BGSU a verbal pledge so far this recruiting cycle.
"Bowling Green is the right spot for me because I created a good connection with the coaches, and I had a good feel for the area. I knew I could live there for four or five years. I think (Bowling Green) is a great program that is unexpected, and will shock the NCAA soon," Bailey stated to Hustle Belt as a few of the reasons why he selected BGSU.
With the upcoming graduation of many key members of the Falcon defense, including D.J. Lynch, and Charlie Walker, Bailey, who accepted a scholarship from Bowling Green over chances to suit up and play for programs such as Kansas, Navy, Nevada, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin, could see the field at a number of different positions early on during his college career.
"I'm a defensive end, and outside linebacker in their scheme. They told me I'll be standing up predominantly, and either rush or drop back into coverage."
Last season at Clear Falls, Baily always seemed to be around the ball. As a junior for the Knights he accounted for 53 total tackles, 12 sacks, five pass break-ups, two forced fumbles, and a interception.
Want to see Bailey in action? Take a few moments to check out these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: