Trotwood’s Bradley gets Buckeye Offer


Trotwood-Madison’s Bam Bradley

Trotwood-Madison safety Bam Bradley visited Ohio State today and came
away with a long awaited scholarship offer.

Trotwood-Madison safety Bam Bradley visited Ohio State today and came
away with a long awaited scholarship offer.

Bradley (6-2, 210) made
the visit with his high school coach Maurice Douglass.

“It was just myself and Coach Douglass,” Bradley said. “We met
with Coach Fickell this morning and then spent time with (safeties coach
Paul) Haynes and (defensive coordinator Jim) Heacock and came home.”

Bradley had offers from Stanford, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Michigan
State, Arizona, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Michigan and others. Sources
indicated he was unhappy he did not have an OSU offer – particularly in
lieu of the fact that his junior teammate DB Cam Burrows had been
offered — and did not attend either of OSU’s senior advanced camps in

“I was upset that I hadn’t gotten it before,” Bradley said. “But
it wasn’t a big problem. I continued to to talk them. Ohio State is
close to home. It will come down to how well I like it compared to the
other schools I visit.”

Bradley shared some of what Fickell had to say.

“He just said they are looking for guys who will look past
whatever happens (with the NCAA) in August and whatever else happens
with the program,” Bradley said. “He said they are looking for guys who
want to be Buckeyes. They want guys who are intelligent and mature and
handle being an Ohio State Buckeye with all of the attention Ohio State

Bradley is rated as Ohio’s No. 17 prospect in the Bucknuts 50
rankings. He had a pair of interceptions last year as OSU went 13-2 and
reached the Division II state championship game. Bradley boasts a 4.0
GPA and scored a 23 on the ACT.

Pittsburgh and Michigan State are a pair of schools that could be
contenders for Bradley. His brother, linebacker Nicholas Grigsby,
signed with Pitt this past year. He also has several close friends at

“I look at Pittsburgh and I like the coaches there and my mom
likes the coaches there,” he said. “Plus, my brother is going there.

“At Michigan State, I know a lot of people who go there. (Former
Dayton Dunbar corner) Roger Williamson is one of my close friends. Plus,
their big defensive tackle (Jerel Worthy) is from Dayton. I’m cool with
him. Plus, my cousin, Adreian Payne, plays basketball there.”

Bradley said he does not have a favorite and is no hurry to make a

“I will probably wait until after I take all of my official
visits,” he said.

Click here
for video of Bradley in action from Trotwood-Madison as a junior.

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