Physical Back Planning To Visit Auburn

McAdory back Garian Bradley talks about his upcoming visit to Auburn.

McCalla, Ala.—A football prospect who played a key role in McAdory's run to the 5A title game last season, running back Garian Bradley is hearing from several colleges already, but is still waiting on his first offer. This weekend he's expected to be on the Auburn campus as the Tigers hold a Junior Day on the Plains.

"I kind of like Auburn," the 5-11, 225 Bradley says. "I went down there for the camp last summer and I was talking to Coach (Curtis) Luper and I kind of liked them. They didn't have a good season though and the changes happened.

"Then I found out they were getting Coach (Tim) Horton. I talked to him when he was at Arkansas. He was trying to get me to camp there, but it was kind of a far distance. I talked to him this week and he wants me to come down this weekend. I'm going to try to get down there and see if my family likes it and we'll go from there."

A physical runner who has the ability to move the pile, Bradley carried the ball 149 times for 773 yards and scored 11 touchdowns for the Yellow Jackets in 15 games. That has schools such as Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, LSU and Western Kentucky all showing interest at the moment in a player that would likely be a fullback or H-Back on the next level.

As for his interest in Auburn he says it's something he's not really sure of at the moment because he grew up rooting against the Tigers from the time he was little.

"I really don't have many thoughts on Auburn right now because I have grown up an Alabama fan," Bradley says. "I never really looked at them in that way. Now I'm in the recruiting process and I have to open my eyes."

One of the things that helped Bradley see Auburn in a different light was last year's experience at the Super Six at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Getting a Tiger Walk before the game and playing in the massive structure, Bradley said it was a unique feeling and it made him realize he could be playing there one day.

"I really liked it," Bradley says. "I think it was really amazing. I was talking to myself thinking ‘I could play here on Saturdays. I loved the atmosphere and I was just trying to imagine it on a game day."

Bradley says he plans to visit Auburn this weekend along with teammate Cory Thomas and has several more junior day trips planned as he prepares for his senior season.


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