The Illinois Fighting Illini signed their fourth commit on National Signing Day, Aaron Bailey. Bailey is a four-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247 Sports. He is ranked No. 150 nationally and No. 6 in Illinois and the No. five quarterback by 247 Sports.
Bailey committed to Illinois on April 26th, 2012. He visited the Illini twice in 2012. His first visit was on Illinois’ 2012 Junior Day and his second visit was on September 19th for the Illinois-Penn State game. Bailey chose the Illini over other Big Ten teams such as Nebraska and Wisconsin. In the end, Illinois’ assistant coach, Chris Beatty, earned Bailey’s pledge.
Aaron Bailey played his high school ball at Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The Bolingbrook Raiders made it to the Class 8A Illinois State Playoffs, but lost to Neuqua Valley, 33-44, in the second round. He missed several games this past season due to a knee injury. He was a special mention All-State by the Chicago Tribune in 2012.
Out of the twelve signees that Illinois has at this moment, Bailey was the fourth commit to fax in his Letter of Intent. He is the only quarterback to sign with the Illini on NSD.
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