Beckman Gets His Man In Bailey
Player Profile“I feel with the great group of guys they have and great coaches they have, I can help contribute and bring the program back to the top. Why not rebuild in the home state where people love you? Plus they have one of my (Bolingbrook senior) offensive lineman in Robbie Bain going there to protect me.”
First off, I apologize for toting this one as 'in the bag.' I was clearly mistaken, and I'm still surprised at this one. He states in the article that he chose Illinois over his other finalist, Nebraska. With Ohio State and Wisconsin out of contention, I simply thought we had it. Apparently, the pull to stay in-state and be the face of the home university was strong.
All crow-eating aside, congratulations to Bailey on his commitment. Though I hate it, I think he'll do well there in that offense. Scheelhaase has had a great deal of success, and I think Bailey can too.
As for where Nebraska goes from here? Well, we'll cover that soon - but not tonight. I'm still ticked.