Earlier today, USC announced that star safety Dion Bailey would be leaving school to enter this April’s NFL Draft. Bailey had 61 tackles and five interceptions in 2013, which earned him a spot on the Pac-12’s second all-conference team.
USC junior S Dion Bailey announced that he is leaving for the NFL. The three-year starter has already earned his degree.
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) December 23, 2013
Bailey then took to Instagram this afternoon to thank all of his supporters — here’s the message and photo that he posted:
I would like to thank the Trojan family for all the support throughout my time here at USC.. Without the teammates, coaches, and administration i had here, this opportunity would not be possible. Now i get to go live out my dream!!!! This is the best day of my life!! #Blessed
It’s always nice to see guys thank the fans that have been there for them for years with support and encouragement — just a nice, classy move by Bailey.