Four-star Safety Josiah Bradley Recaps Utah Visit

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro four-star Josiah Bradley, one of the top safeties in the West region for the 2018 class, breaks down his recent visits to Arizona and Utah and what's next in his recruitment...

Josiah Bradley is one of the top two-way talents in Arizona for the 2018 recruiting cycle, with the versatility to make plays at safety and running back. He tracks the ball remarkably well on defense, showing good pursuit and tackling ability, and also makes defenders pay for standing in his way when he's on the other side of the ball.

The four-star prospect from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro is up to nine scholarship offers and recently visited two of those programs, stopping by nearby Arizona State for the big junior day event before heading out to Utah this past weekend.

"Junior day at ASU was very nice," Bradley told "I liked how practice was and obviously it's my hometown, so it's nice to check that out. I talk to coach (Donnie) Yantis a lot and they like me on defense, mostly."

After checking out the local option, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect traveled up to Utah to see what the Utes had in store.

"It was nice seeing the facilities and everything," Bradley said. "They have a nice weight program, nice stadium and the practices looked like they were run pretty well. It was nice to finally see how everything is done out there. I mostly talk to coach (Kiel) McDonald and he likes my film and what I could do.

"Utah is pretty close to the top, I would say. I just like the way they do things up there and like their offense a lot. They've told me I could play running back there. Right now position doesn't matter, but it could further along the way."

Next up for Bradley is a trip to Washington later this month. The Huskies landed Byron Murphy out of Saguaro in the 2016 class.

"I'm heading up to Seattle the last Saturday of this month," Bradley said. "They have a winning program, obviously, and it's a good football team so I'm looking forward to seeing that and getting all the information I can. I talk to coach (Bob) Gregory and he's told me I would be a good fit there.

"That's the only visit I know of right now. I don't plan on announcing a decision until probably January."

Bradley was credited with 33 carries for 424 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games as a junior last season. He also amassed 25 tackles and three interceptions on defense.

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