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2019 OL Anthony Bradford gets first offer from SEC

Muskegon (Mich.) class of 2019 offensive lineman Anthony Bradford received his first offer last week and it came from the SEC. He talks about that honor and the other programs reaching out to him.

Anthony Bradford went viral in the fall when a video of him throwing a 42-yard pass made the rounds on the internet. The visual of a 6-foot-5, 320-pound kid doing that was unusual, but now it is time for Bradford to be known for what he does best, clearing big running lanes for a potent Big Reds offense which he did last season as the team's right tackle.

His strength and size have earned him early college attention and Friday brought a major milestone in his recruitment when the Georgia Bulldogs became the first program to offer him.

"I was glad," Bradford said. "That was my first offer, it's SEC, and going to Muskegon, being a sophomore and still progressing, to get an offer this early is a blessing."

When he told his family about the offer, he said his mom was so excited that he "couldn't get her off me." Bradford has not been to Georgia yet, but plans to change that in the near future.

"I couldn't talk to them," he said. "But they talked to [Muskegon head coach Shane Fairfield] and he told me what they said. Me and coach Fairfield are planning a trip now to watch a game or a practice."

Bradford has drawn other programs into Muskegon. He said WisconsinPenn State and Virginia Tech have been to the school. The Nittany Lions recently received a commitment from line-mate Antwan Reed and Virginia Tech has his former teammate Kalil Pimpleton, who signed in the 2017 class and enrolled early in Blacksburg.

Other schools like MichiganMichigan State and Nebraska have shown interest. He is still figuring out his June camp schedule, but knows of one for certain.

"I'm doing one at Wisconsin and that's the only one I know right now."

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