SoCal Athlete Checks Out Berkeley

Cal Sports Digest first met Agoura (Calif.) S/RB Lucky Radley last summer at the B2G Elite Camp in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The then rising junior showed us his high-energy, aggressive style of play. Fast-forward 14 months later, he is approaching double-digit offers from schools coast-to-coast, but only one from the Pac-10. This past weekend, Radley checked out Cal to get a feel for the Bears…

Lucky Radley (5-9, 185) claims offers from Arizona, Colorado State, Eastern Michigan, Iowa State, North Carolina, San Diego State, and South Carolina. Clemson, Colorado, Wake Forest, UCLA, and USC are few more schools he has seen that are taking a wait-and-see approach before officially offering. California can now be added to that list.

"I just took a trip to Cal," said Radley. "I enjoyed it a lot! It was really cool all the way around. The school, coaches, soon-to-be facilities, and the academics are really prestigious. It was just great."

Radley can play both sides of the ball. He says running back comes more natural to him. However, he admits playing safety is a preference because he loves to hit. He likens his game to NFL standout Bob Sanders. Both pack a lot of punch in a compact size body.

Cal is recruiting Radley as a safety. The Bears will likely take two safeties in the 2010 class. And with no commits on the table, Radley may be an option the Cal coaches will take a closer look at a few games into the season.

"They are going to sign two safeties," Radley said of his conversations with the coaches. "They want to see how I play safety for the first couple of games. Then they are going to [evaluate]."

Radley says distance is not a factor. In fact, he took a tour of unofficial visits in the Carolinas while his brother competed in the Junior Olympics at North Carolina AT&T. Radley visited Clemson, South Carolina, Wake Forest and North Carolina and came away with offers from the Gamecocks and Tarheels.

But what he really craves is offers from California Pac-10 schools: Cal, UCLA and USC.

Despite growing up a USC fan, Radley denies any favorites. He reports a 2.9 GPA. He scored a 23 on the ACT.

Stay with and for more on Lucky Radley's recruitment.

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