Trotwood-Madison defensive back Bam Bradley has 20 scholarship offers from SEC, Big Ten, PAC 12, ACC, Big 12 and Big East schools. Who are his favorites? Click here to find out…
In Jim Tressel’s
ten years at Ohio State, Tressel did not offer a scholarship to a single
prospect at Trotwood-Madison until one was extended to junior
defensive back Cam Burrows in mid-May.
Shortly after that offer Tressel resigned and Luke Fickell
took over at the helm of the Buckeyes. It did not take Fickell too long
to extend his first offer to a Trotwood-Madison star, defensive back Bam Bradley.
Bradley was happy to land the offer from the Buckeyes, but was in
no hurry to select a college at that time. The same can be said now.
However, it does appear Bradley is starting to narrow his focus.
He made an official visit to Penn State the weekend of Sept. 10 when the
Nittany Lions hosted Alabama.
“It was definitely nice, I got a chance to see one of the most
live atmospheres in the country and I got a chance to meet one of the
most legendary coaches ever to do it,” Bradley said. “So it was
definitely nice to see that atmosphere again and talk to Coach Paterno
with him knowing everything about me and having him tell me how much he
wants me, that was just baffling in itself.”
Bradley will also make an official visit to Stanford Oct. 1 when the Cardinal take on the UCLA Bruins.
“I haven’t really narrowed it down yet, but there are some
schools I’m more interested in than others,” Bradley said. “I’m going to
the Notre Dame (at) Pitt game this weekend. I like Penn State, O-State
and Michigan State. Vanderbilt and Arizona are two more, and I’m talking
to West Virginia a lot lately.”
Fickell has taken an active part in Bradley’s recruitment, but he is not going it alone.
“I talked to coach (Paul) Haynes a week or two ago,” Bradley
said. “Ohio State has been calling my coach to make sure I’m still
interested. I’ll probably get up to one of their games.”
The 6-foot-2 and 195-pound Bradley has been a varsity starter at
safety since his freshman year when he intercepted four passes. He
helped the Rams go 13-2 last season including a loss in the Division II
state championship game. Bradley is playing both free and strong safety
as well as wide receiver this season. The Rams are off to a 4-0.
“More than likely I’ll decide (on a college) after the season,”
Bradley said. “I don’t really have a favorite. I’m just feeling
Kurelic’s Comment: This weekend Bradley will see his
brother Nicholas Grigsby who is a freshman linebacker at Pitt. I look
for the Panthers to be in the running for Bradley to the end. I think
the Buckeyes have a legitimate shot at being in it until the end as
Check out Bradley in action courtesy of our friends at ScoutingOhio.com: