Champ Bailey's Son Keevan Commits to Colorado State as 3-Star CB

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 11, 2018

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey (24) breaks off the line-of-scrimmage during the first quarter of an NFL AFC divisional playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers in Denver.  The veteran cornerback, one of the best to play the game, is still seeking the missing piece on the resume, a trip to the Super Bowl. He'll get it if the Broncos beat the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC championship game. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
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Keevan Bailey, the son of 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, has committed to play college football at Colorado State.

Bailey announced his decision Monday:

✨Keevan Bailey✨ @KeevanBailey

‼️COMMITTED‼️ https://t.co/cuXJqeXCiQ

247Sports rates the 6'1", 175-pound defensive back as a 3-star recruit and the 107th-ranked player at his position.

Prior to committing to Colorado State, Bailey—who played at Salem High School in Conyers, Georgia—was being recruited by the likes of Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Ultimately, he decided to head to the state his father spent a decade playing in; Champ Bailey played for the Denver Broncos from 2004 to 2013.

Keevan received his official offer from Colorado State in May:

✨Keevan Bailey✨ @KeevanBailey

We're blessed to receive an offer from Colorado State 🙏🏽 https://t.co/1kJvsApZSm

Champ was teammates with Rams coach Mike Bobo at the University of Georgia two decades ago, according to the Denver Post's Joe Nguyen.

Based on his MaxPreps highlight reel, it appears the younger Bailey also has a nose for the football:

Bailey was named to the Georgia Class AAAA preseason all-state team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in August.