Bradham high on his childhood favorite

It's never too soon to start recruiting the best of the best and in Nigel Bradham's case that proves especially true. The 2008 prospect is already on the radar of several of the nation's top football programs - including the hometown Seminoles.

Wakulla High junior linebacker Nigel Bradham is a menacing force on the gridiron.

But for as ferocious as he can be when running down opponents in Crawfordville, Fla., the standout defender displays an innocent smile when talking about his childhood favorite football program.

"I love Florida State. I have loved them since I was a kid," Bradham told on the sidelines of Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday. "They always have a great defense and it would be a lot of fun to play here.''

Just a junior, Bradham is already considered one of the best prospects in the state of Florida. There is a strong possibility that when he enters his senior season next year he just may be the top defensive player in the Sunshine State.

And he admits that it gets tough sometimes.

"It's a lot of pressure but I am just trying to handle it the best that I can," Bradham said.
Despite a 6-foot-2 and 220-pound frame and an uncanny ability to make plays, there is another reason why FSU coaches are so high on Bradham.

Depending on if he chooses to schedule his final year of high school a certain way, he would be able to enroll in college in the spring of 2008 and take part in offseason conditioning drills and practices.

"I am thinking about it," he said. "It would be good to get in and get to the weight room early and get to know my teammates wherever I go."

Bradham says that he also has interest in the University of Auburn, the University of Florida and the University of Georgia.

Nole Digest Top Stories