"He's always a threat."

The four-star wide receiver hails from South Plaquemines High School in Port Sulphur, La. "He can score every time he touches the ball." The Tide commitment is featured.

Bradley Sylve
Scout.com Rating: Four-star
Scout.com Rank: No. 36 Wide Receiver
Size: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds
Hometown: South Plaquemines High School Port Sulphur, La.
Projected Position: Wide Receiver

Stats: Sylve was 14-of-19 for 209 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions. He rushed 52 times for 945 yards with 15 touchdowns, and he had 16 catches for 262 yards. He added four kick-off returns for touchdowns and four punt returns for touchdowns.

Commit Date: 5/12/2010
Recruiting Competition: LSU

Why Alabama: "Coach [Burton] Burns came to my state championship game when I was a sophomore. My coach told me that Alabama really liked me. The next day I received an offer in the mail from Alabama saying they had an offer for me. I am not going to lie. LSU was No. 1 on my list, but things change. I felt more comfortable at Alabama.

"Coach Burns and I talked for a long time. I went up to Alabama for a visit, and I liked everything. I liked the facilities and the coaches. Coach Nick Saban does a great job of putting players in the league."

Strengths/Improvements: "They say I am a dynamic receiver. They say I have good speed, and I am explosive. I know I am good at getting to the endzone. I can take a negative play and turn it into an 80 yard touchdown."

Coach Quotes (Larry Schaff, offensive coordinator): "He's such a weapon for us because he can score every time he touches the ball. You have to take a good angle in order to bring him down, and many times that won't work. He's athletic, fast, and has a talent for making people miss. We want him touching the ball as many times as possible because of his ability to take it to the house.

"While there's so much talent there with Bradley, it's still developing. He's still raw. I think he can play either cornerback or wide receiver in college. Coach Saban's going to put him where he'll best help the team.

"With his speed, he can play both defensive back positions, not to mention special teams where he can return kicks and punts. With the moves he has and once he gets that speed in gear, he's always a threat.

"At Alabama, Bradley will be competing against the best-of-the-best. Having the kind of coaching and talent around Bradley will help take his game to a whole other level. Coach Saban will get the best out of Bradley in every way imaginable.

"He works hard in the weight room and the classroom, volunteering for extra work when he doesn't have to. In school he's doing well because he knows he has a lot to gain and even more to lose if he doesn't."

Andrew Bone says: Sylve is one of the most dynamic receivers in this recruiting class. He missed his entire junior season due to a foot injury, but he returned to form during his senior year. He has blazing speed with excellent quickness and field vision. He is a gamebreaker who may see the field in 2011.
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