Georgia quarterback Harrison Bailey has yet to play a high school football game but has eight reported scholarship offers, including five from Southeastern Conference programs. LSU became the most recent this week.
The Tigers join Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia and Florida among the SEC schools.
Bailey just finished his eighth grade year and is entering Marietta High, where he is a member of the Class of 2020.
“I think you would say I am handling the attention well because I don’t feel any different than I did before these offers,” he told USA TODAY High School Sports. “I think the offers are coming from a lot of the camps I have attended. I think they see how young I am and how well I do.”
Bailey, 6-3 and 195 pounds, received his first offer in February from new Miami coach Mark Richt. Given Richt’s history at Georgia, he presumably had Bailey on his radar as an in-state prospect.
Quarterbacks are among the first players often to have scholarship offers, and Bailey is part of a small group of high-ceiling elite young QBs with verbal offers.
Here are some highlights from Bailey’s eighth-grade year.