Gordo High quarterback celebrates signing with South Carolina
By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaughn
Gordo High School Quarterback Tanner Bailey celebrated his December scholarship signing with South Carolina on Thursday morning.
Bailey definitely went through a recruiting roller coaster. He was committed to Oregon for nine months, before decommiting following head coach Mario Cristobal’s departure. He then flipped two weeks later and signed to USC.
“I’m a loyal guy, so I wasn’t in contact with anybody during my recruiting period while I was committed to Oregon, but the day I decommitted from Oregon, coach Shatterfield and some of the assistant coaches got with me and we just picked up right where we left off,” Bailey said.
Bailey said despite the Gamecock’s stacked quarterback roster, including Oklahoma transfer Spencer Rattler, he’s just excited to develop his skills both mentally and physically and play at such a high level of football.
“Obviously if I’m thrown into the fire, I’ll be ready, I’ll for sure be ready,” Bailey said. “I said in my speech earlier, you know, Gordo is a really special place because of the support and the community. The whole vibe is just family like, and so I’m really appreciative of everybody and to grow up in such a special place.”
Bailey emphasized at his ceremony that he wouldn’t be where he is today if it wasn’t for the Gordo community and beyond. He looks forward to representing the Greenwave in Columbia this fall.