did not happen and of course with Tressel having resigned Bradley won’t
be receiving an offer from him in the future. But Bradley may yet come
up with an offer from the Buckeyes.
Fickell got in touch,” Bradley said. “I was supposed to go visit
there the weekend before I went to Oregon, but I didn’t make it.”
Bradley was in Oregon last week for ‘The Opening.’ He had a
chance to showcase his talents with a number of other top Ohio prospects
as well as star prospects from all over the United States.
“I had fun out there,” Bradley said. “I thought I did well.”
Bradley estimates his scholarship offer list to stand at 35 or
36. It includes Pitt, Penn State, Stanford, Michigan State, Tennessee,
Northwestern, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Arizona.
While Bradley does not have an Ohio State offer, there has been
an increase in interest since Fickell took over.
“Coach Fickell is a person I’ve been talking to lately,” Bradley
said. “I’m supposed to talk to him again soon. (Ohio State) is only an
hour away. I want to get up there and visit. My coach said if I go up
there, they’ll probably offer.”
There has been speculation that perhaps Pitt holds the lead for
Bradley’s services since his brother, linebacker Nicholas Grigsby, will
be a freshman for the Panthers this coming season.
“Pitt has a little advantage because Nicholas is going there,”
Bradley said. “But I don’t have a favorite.”
Bradley has some other schools in mind for official visits.
“I just need to set up a date with Stanford,” Bradley said. “I
know I’ll take that one when the (football) season starts. I’m thinking
about Arizona and Vanderbilt too.”
The 6-foot-2 and 195-pound Bradley was a varsity starter at
safety his freshman year. He played both free and strong safety during
his sophomore season and intercepted four passes. He missed the first
three games of his junior season with torn meniscus in his left knee.
After Bradley returned to the lineup he helped lead the Rams to
the Division II State Championship game and a final record of 13-2.
Bradley had two interceptions.
In addition to being an outstanding football player, Bradley is a
very good basketball player and an excellent student. He has a 4.2 GPA
and has passed the ACT.
Bill Kurelic’s Comment: Bradley is a very good athlete who
could perhaps grow into a linebacker at the next level though he prefers
safety. With the Buckeyes’ focusing on in-state prospects it would not
shock me if Bradley landed an OSU offer.
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