Incoming Gators Q&A: Willie Bailey

2012 CB Willie Bailey

The Gator Nation is growing and the 2012 recruiting class is coming together. A few of the commits will be enrolling early and will be on the Florida campus in January. FightinGators.com is taking a few minutes to talk to the incoming freshmen, so you can get to know these guys you'll see on the field at the Swamp.

Name: Willie Bailey

Hometown: Hallandale, FL

Position: CB

Height: 6-2

Weight: 160

Q: What number do you want? Why?

A: I'm not sure, probably 6 or something. 6, 3, it doesn't matter.

Q: Who are you planning on rooming with at Florida?

A: Latroy Pittman.

Q: Are you guys friends?

A: We don't know each other that well, but we send each other texts every once in awhile. After the official visit we got close.

Q: Who inspires you? Why?

A: My Grandma. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be where I am now. I was moving from basically foster home to foster home. She just picked me up and basically raised me, to never give up, never give up on anything.

Q: What are you going to major in?

A: Sports management.

Q: What are you most excited about about coming to Florida?

A: Basically, me finally making it to the next level, college. Not staying in the same area, but moving to bigger and better things.

Q: What's your favorite football memory?

A: Last year when my team finally won district, in the last 25 years we hadn't won district.

Q: What's your most embarrassing moment on the field?

A: Getting cramps in both my legs and just falling straight to the ground.

Q: How did you get started playing football?

A: At first, when I was 7, I didn't know that much about it until my uncle got me into it because the rest of my cousins were playing it, so I was like ‘alright, I might as well just play,' and I actually started to like it.

Q: When did you know it was definitely what you wanted to do with your life?

A: Actually yeah, when I first started playing I noticed how exciting it was, and I saw other people making a living out something they like to do when they're playing football, so I was like ‘alright,' tell myself just keep playing.

Q: If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

A: Probably flying.

Q: If you could share the field with any athlete past or present, who would it be?

A: Probably Emmitt Smith. There was a lot of people saying it was amazing just to watch him play, just to see him play in person, I'd like to see him play in person, just to see how amazing it was to see him play.

Q: What's your favorite movie?

A: Probably Radio, or Remember the Titans.

Q: What's the most played song on your ipod?

A: Probably one of J. Cole's songs…Lights Please.

Q: What's your favorite pre-game ritual?

A: Watching highlights of football players like Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie, or anybody, Eric Reid, just to get my hyped.

Q: What's something about you that surprises people?

A: That I may seem quiet or shy, but I'm actually kind of funny.

Q: Want to be remembered?

A: Hm that's a hard one…Basically, one of the best corners to ever step in Florida or to ever play the game period.

Q: What are 3 things you can't live without?

A: Football, TV, and my family.

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