Posted On: 02/5/21 9:43 PM

Head coach Kelley Lee and Eastern New Mexico had a remarkable Signing Day on Wednesday, inking more than 40 prospects to letters of intent. Eleven were from the Land of Enchantment. We spoke with Lee and got his comments about each of the 11. In Part 1 of a two-part series, we take a look at five of the prospects:

The 8-Man Football Star:

Devon Bailey of Melrose is 6-foot-5, 205 pounds and runs like the wind. Little surprise he dominated the 8-man classification in 2019 as a junior. As a sophomore, he won the Class A individual state title in the 300-meter hurdles and finished second in the 200-meter dash at the annual state track meet. And he was literally right down the road from ENMU. In many ways, Bailey was the best kept secret in New Mexico high school football.

“Melrose is only about 20 or 30 miles from us, so we’ve known about Devon for a long time,” Lee said. “He’s a hidden gem. He’s 6-5 and run a 4.6 40. He’s dynamic. There was a handful of players in New Mexico we knew we really wanted to get and he was definitely one of those guys.

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