Bayless Takes In a Trip To the Bay

Bayless Takes In a Trip To the Bay

If it's possible for the namesake of a 15 year veteran and current NFL coach to fly under the radar, Castle Park (Chula Vista, CA) WR/DB Martin Bayless, Jr may have pulled it off. But with the recent buzz surrounding Bayless, expect the lack of notoriety to change in a big way.

The 6-2/200 Bayless is a secret no more, garnering impressive offers from three Top 20 programs to date in Florida, Ohio State and now, Cal.

Bayless paid a visit to the Bay Area this last weekend, taking in a trip to Palo Alto and Berkeley as he visited Stanford and Cal, respectively.

"Stanford was pretty cool," said Bayless. "They have a nice campus and their new stadium looked good.

"They have a new staff at Stanford and they're trying to turn things around. Coach Harbaugh wasn't there but I was able to talk to some of the other coaches.

"My trip to Cal was great," continued Bayless. "I was able to sit down with my dad and Coach Tedford for a couple of hours and we had a great talk. That's when they offered me.

"I got to tour campus and check things out and I really liked what I saw."

Bayless has followed Cal football for the last few years, especially with his good friend DeSean Jackson playing a key role in the Bears offense.

"My dad played football with DeSean's brother, Byron," noted Bayless. "We used to go up and watch DeSean play and we were there when he made his announcement to come to Cal. That was pretty cool."

The talented Bayless had a big sophomore season, earning All-State underclass honors, with 58 receptions for 880 yards and 10 tds. Despite missing some games his junior season, Bayless was able to rack up 34 more receptions for 530 yards and an additional 9 tds.

Is it possible that Bayless could make an early decision regarding his future destination?

"Yeah, I could see that," said Bayless. "I'm going to sit down with my family and talk about where things stand. It's all pretty exciting."

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