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ALLEN BAILEY

Height: 6-3
Weight: 260 lbs.
School: McIntosh County Academy
Hometown: Darien, GA
COMMITMENT: Miami

PROFILE:

Beware running backs.

At 6-3, 260 pounds, Allen Bailey is an imposing force across the line of scrimmage.

One of the top prospects in the state of Georgia, Bailey showcases a massive frame and explosive speed, which enables him to deliver punishing blows and quickly change the outcome of a game.

CSTV recruiting analyst Tom Lemming has been extremely impressed with Bailey's size and hitting ability, saying that those two attributes could propel him to the NFL some day after college.

But that's not all that Bailey possesses. A fearless competitor, he also has the reaction time to move from sideline-to-sideline faster than any other linebacker in the country and can just as easily drop back in coverage and disrupt opposing team's passing games.

During his junior year, the McIntosh County Academy prospect recorded 121 tackles, 10 sacks and 35 tackles for a loss en route to First-Team All-State honors.

And despite enduring injuries that forced him to miss half of his senior season, Bailey totaled over 60 tackles at inside linebacker.

Ranked No. 24 in Lemming's Class of 2007, Bailey made visits to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Miami but is considering Clemson and Georgia Tech as his two favorites right now.

TOM LEMMING'S TAKE:

He would prefer to play inside linebacker in college but may be better suited to play defensive tackle. A physical specimen who already looks like he belongs in the NFL, Allen is an aggressive and explosive hitter on defense with sideline to sideline ability. He can redirect with the best of them and is very effective in pass defense.