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3-star JUCO OL Steven Bailey commits to Arizona

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The ‘Cats add a much-needed offensive lineman

The Opening Oregon. Photo by Tom Hauck.
The Opening Oregon. Photo by Tom Hauck.
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The Arizona Wildcats have multiple prospects on campus taking their official visits this weekend.

One of them must have liked what he’s seen.

Three-star offensive lineman Steven Bailey committed to Arizona on Saturday while visiting the school.

The 6-foot-3, 290 pound offensive guard from Glendale Community College played high school ball at Centennial High School in Peoria, Arizona.

Bailey had originally signed to play for Northern Arizona but was unable to make it into Flagstaff, thus leading him to Glendale CC.

Bailey will likely have three years to play two at Arizona. He also had offers from Air Force and NAU. Bailey is ranked as the No. 851 player in the 2018 class and the No. 39 guard.

Arizona had interest in Bailey when he was in high school, and UA o-line coach Jim Michalczik made his way to Glendale to check in on Bailey shortly after the Territorial Cup. UA offered him and set up an official visit. The rest is history.

Bailey has some flexibility to his game. He can play either center or guard and looks comfortable at both positions. He can come in and contribute right away, but that’ll depend on how easily he can transition to Pac-12 play.

Arizona is now up to 21 commits (at least one will grey shirt) in its 2018 class, with just a few spots remaining. Bailey is the third offensive lineman commit, joining Donovan Laie and David Watson.

Bailey’s sophomore year highlights at Glendale Community College are below:

2018 Arizona football commits

Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Armani Adams S 117 *** 6-0 190 Lakewood St. Petersburg, FL
Tre Adams WR 182 *** 6-3 190 Wakeland Frisco, TX
McKenzie Barnes CB 123 *** 6-2 170 Edison Fresno, CA
Jailen Bailey WR 278 *** 5-10 180 Lincoln San Diego, CA
Steven Bailey OG 39 *** 6-3 290 Centennial (Glendale CC) Peoria, AZ
Jaiden Dockery S 95 *** 6-0 195 Lancaster Lancaster, TX
Jhevon Hill ATH 66 *** 6-3 185 Cajon San Bernardino, CA
Martell Irby RB 101 *** 5-10 200 Morse San Diego, CA
Mykee Irving DT 42 *** 6-4 330 Calabasas Calabasas, CA
Issaiah Johnson ILB 36 *** 6-3 220 Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA
Jamarye Joiner QB (Dual Threat) 24 *** 6-3 205 Cienega Vail, AZ
Donovan Laie OT 102 *** 6-6 315 Oceanside Oceanside, CA
Thomas Marcus WR 171 *** 6-4 185 San Diego San Diego, CA
Jaden Mitchell WR 193 *** 6-0 180 Desert Pines Las Vegas, NV
Jake Peters TE 62 *** 6-5 240 Santa Margarita Catholic Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Adam Plant WDE 48 *** 6-5 245 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
Darrius Smith RB 119 *** 5-10 175 Dawson Pearland, TX
David Watson OT 117 *** 6-6 300 Amphitheater Tucson, AZ
Zach Williams WR 211 *** 6-3 205 Jones Creek Alpharetta, GA
Christian Young S 60 *** 6-1 201 Foster Richmond, TX