Urban Meyer wants to add an impact type safety prospect to the Buckeyes’
2012 recruiting class and one of his targets, Trotwood-Madison’s Bam Bradley, has narrowed his choices down to three schools.
Urban Meyer wants to add an impact type safety prospect to the Buckeyes’ 2012 recruiting class and one of his targets, Trotwood-Madison’s Bam Bradley, has narrowed his choices down to three schools.
“He’s not going to visit Michigan State this weekend,”
Trotwood-Madison coach Mo Douglass said. “He’s not going to do any more
trips. It’s three schools – Ohio State, Pitt and Stanford.”
Bradley has already made official visits to all three.
Urban Meyer and Luke Fickell visited Bradley at the end of last week. Assistant coach Tim Hinton stopped in on Tuesday.
Coaches from Stanford and Michigan State also visited Bradley on
Tuesday and Pitt head coach Paul Chryst and his defensive coordinator
visited Bradley on Monday.
“Right now (Bradley) is just praying about it and hoping to hear
what God places in his heart to do,” Douglass said. “It will probably be
around Signing Day when he announces. It won’t go past Signing Day.”
A big dilemma for Bradley is his family connections.
“He has a brother at Golden State, a brother at Pitt, and his mom is in Dayton,” Douglass said.
One of Bradley’s brother’s, Nicholas Grigsby, is a freshman
linebacker at Pitt. Another brother, Chris Wright, is now in California
after signing with the Golden State Warriors. And with his mom in
Dayton, she would be able to see Bradley play easiest if he were at Ohio
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 during his junior season including a loss in the
Division II state championship game. This year the Rams won it all,
going 15-0 including a 42-28 victory over Avon in the state championship
Bradley made 111 tackles during his senior season. He intercepted
five passes and returned two for touchdowns. Bradley broke-up 11
Kurelic’s Comment: This one is very difficult to predict.
But my gut feeling right now is Bradley goes elsewhere. But if he does
it won’t be for lack of effort on the part of Meyer and his staff.
Check out Bradley in action courtesy of ScoutingOhio.com: