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BHS Quarterback Bailey Attracts NCAA Offers

Junior figures to play key role for 2011 Raiders football team.

Bolingbrook High School football coaches have been touting Aaron Bailey as a special talent for more than a year.

College recruiters have apparently taken notice.

Bailey, the 6-foot-2-inch 200-pound junior quarterback who helped lead the Raiders to a 5-5 season last year, is already starting to get college scholarship offers from some of the NCAA's biggest names.

According to the Bolingbrook Raider Football Facebook page, Bailey picked up offers from Colorado State, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Northwestern and Purdue over the summer.

After a torrid start to the season, Bailey was injured in in the Raiders' fifth game of the 2010 campaign.

Bailey, who's father played in the NFL, returned in a  and the Raiders clinched a playoff spot a few weeks later.

In Bolingbrook's one playoff game last season, Bailey threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns. This season he figures to be a key ingredient to the Raiders' hopes of capturing playoff success.

"Aaron, No. 1, is just a great kid," said Matt Monken, the Raiders' offensive coordinator. "[He] loves playing football. He wants to win."

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