Late Options for 2009 SoCal WR

Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr receiver Aaron Bradley, a 2009 prospect, has three offers and could sign soon, and he talks about his visit to an SEC school and two more trips coming up...

Signing Day came and went for Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr receiver Aaron Bradley, and the 2009 grad had no one to sign with.

But two months after the fact, Bradley has three schools who've offered him and he's in the midst of taking some official visits.

"I just came back from Kentucky (Sunday) and that trip went well," said Bradley. "They offered me a scholarship. I'll be at Nevada in about two weeks and then I'll visit Kansas State also. Both Kansas State and Nevada have already offered me."

A part of Gahr's high-powered passing attack, quarterback Corey Nielsen threw for more yards in California the past two seasons before signing with Hawaii, Bradley was under the radar, primarily because track was where his focus was.

"I was under the radar and I got a lot of interest in track, I got a lot of stuff in that, but once schools got my tapes, they saw that I could be a big-time football," said Bradley. "So I'm actually excited about that. I'll take a look at both options and then the school I commit to, they said they would send me a letter right away and I would sign with them."

Bradley's visit to Kentucky was a beneficial one for him.

"After my trip to Kentucky, I really had a lot of time to think about it," said Bradley. "Coach Joker Phillips and Coach Rich Brooks are great coaches and my family feels real good about that situation. I'm still weighing my options with Kansas State and Nevada, but right now Kentucky has struck my interest."

Bradley is getting different options with each of the schools, as far as his enrollment is concerned.

"Kentucky is trying to get me as a greyshirt, though I could slip through the cracks and maybe enroll this fall, but right now, they are over their scholarship limit," said Bradley. "But Nevada and Kansas State said I could come in this fall."

Bradley said once he visits Kansas State and Nevada, he'll be ready to make his choice.

"I want to be done in the next two weeks, so I'm going to move quick right now," said Bradley. "I want to be able to relax and focus on my track season and know where I'm going to be next season."

After seeing two of his teammates sign with Hawaii, Nielsen and fellow receiver Deondre Powell, Bradley admitted he was disappointed that it looked like his future in football was ending. But he's been thrilled with how it's worked out.

"I was optimistic, but I did feel a little down seeing some of my peers going to D-I schools," said Bradley. "But I was still optimistic and trying to work hard and now it looks like everything is going to pan out for me."

Bradley is coming off a productive senior season in which he had 56 catches for 960 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. He finished 8th in the CIF-SS in receiving and 19th in the state.

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