Crystal ball for 2020 top100 QB

Submitted by Youngharbaugh4 on April 8th, 2018 at 5:23 PM

247sports.com Director Steve Wiltfong put in a crystal ball in favor of the good guys for 2020 QB Harrison Bailey. For those who follow recruiting, he is considered "The Guy" for predictions, so this seems notable. Bailey is ranked the #68 player in 2020 and is the #2 ranked Pro-style QB. He plays for Marrietta High School in Georgia, who is home to multiple 4 and 5 stars recruits. If this prediction sticks, he would be one hell of a pickup for that 2020 class, and could headline the offensive side of the ball for what could be a possible top 5-10 class. 

First reported by Steve Lorenz of 247. I do not have VIP, so I just looked to find this info out myself.  

Link to Bailey's page and Crystal ball:

https://247sports.com/player/harrison-bailey-83301

https://247sports.com/PlayerInstitution/Harrison-Bailey-at-Marietta-144266/CurrentExpertPredictions

Edit: I just came across an interview from the Michigan insider. It seems as if he is familiar with the Pattersons. Shea gave him some advice and is a slight fan of his. He is also friends with Sheas younger brother Nick, who is a 2020 recruit at TE. 

Link to Interview:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/w/past-michigan-visit-still-resonates-with-harrison-bailey/vp-AAvitDG

Comments

Gentleman Squirrels

April 8th, 2018 at 5:27 PM ^

It's still a long way away. Good sign, but still long way away. You know that Georgia and basically every southern school will put on a full court press to get him there. A good season this year will go a long way to get him though.

1VaBlue1

April 9th, 2018 at 9:29 AM ^

McCaffrey was the #1 QB in his class until football season started and he stopped going to the camps.  He lad his team to a state championship, instead.  He went to the Opening, and lit up the competition in the 7v7 tourney.   He looked average in the specific skill categories during Elite 11 part of it because he didn't practice any of that stuff - because he didn't go to all o fthe camps.

I'm not worried one bit about McCaffrey's place in the rankings - as far as I'm concerned, he's still the #1 QB in his class. 

goblue16

April 8th, 2018 at 5:27 PM ^

I could care less about football recruiting right now. It hasn’t meant anything since 2007. I will be happy when these kids commit and proud when they graduate or have success in the nfl but until they win on the field at Michigan star ratings don’t mean shit

DrMantisToboggan

April 8th, 2018 at 5:28 PM ^

Idk if I’d go so far as to say Wiltfong is THE guy - he picks early and changes his picks a lot, he picks with the wind so to speak. That being said, it is no secret that Michigan has been on Bailey hard for a long time.

Indy Pete - Go Blue

April 8th, 2018 at 5:33 PM ^

And further proof that last year‘s recruiting class ranking was an anomaly. Wiltfong is a very reliable recruiting guru - even though this is merely a crystal ball for 2020. After recent recruiting news with quarterbacks and watching the Amazon documentary series with great coaching and culture, I am looking at M football very optimistically.

Occam's Razor

April 8th, 2018 at 5:43 PM ^

Would have a lot more confidence if he didn't live in Georgia. You know that full court press is coming especially now that a northern school is in on his recruitment. 

MgoHillbilly

April 8th, 2018 at 5:41 PM ^

Maybe he watched the documentary and thought, "These are the kind of QBs I have to compete against? Where do I sign?"

On a serious note, that'd be a big pick up given Georgia's recruiting and play lately.