We've all heard about football in
"The movies pretty much sum it up," he said. "It's pretty crazy. A lot of people know who you are, what team you play for, and what position. Especially in the smaller towns people will know you when you go out to eat at a restaurant."
A sell-out at
"They spend a lot of money on
football down in
They also have a lot of talent
Stephens has been playing varsity since is freshman season, although he didn't expect to make the instant impact he did.
"I just thought I would make the team and get a couple yards or a touchdown, but I ended up getting like 1,100 yards and 16 touchdowns," Stephens said. "So it turned out to be a pretty good year and I started getting some contacts from colleges."
"Now that they can start sending letters and stuff it's building up," Stephens said. "It's a lot of fun getting recruited and being able to visit the colleges. Sometimes it gets a little hectic but it's all fun."
This past August Stephens and his
father Craig came up to
"It was an excellent visit," Craig
said. "We had a great time there. We met with the coaches and we got to see the
University in a good, detailed way. The coaching staff really went all out and
took the time to show us what
The ISU coaching staff was one of the first things Bradley noticed.
"Every single coach I really liked," he said. "Tony Alford – I really liked him. We had a lot of fun together; he's hilarious. It's hard not to like him; he's just a good guy."
Craig said one of the biggest factors in his son's decision will be his comfort level within the environment.
"Many of the schools that are
recruiting him all offer excellent educations and they offer great football
programs," Craig said. "He was certainly able to see that this weekend with
Early on this season, Bradley is
averaging over 200 yards per game rushing and averaging another 50 yards in
receiving. Most colleges including
"Coaches like the way he sees the field out there," Craig said. "He has the ability to make people miss and of course the speed factor always plays in there as well. Those are the things that a lot of schools are looking for in running backs."
Bradley has great character and is a natural leader, something that schools are also very interested in when recruiting a young man. He is the current president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at his school.
"My son has a strong relationship with Jesus Christ and he is not shy in letting the community know that Jesus Christ alone is the source of his success in the classroom and on the football field," Craig said.
Craig said his son wants to make a college decision before his senior season.
"He's going to decide early, so
he's going to [visit] some of the schools he's interested in," Craig said.
This past weekend Bradley attended
the Ohio State-Texas game in
"That was crazy, I mean it was absolutely nuts. 100,000 people," Bradley said. "It was a great game. It's kind of hard to have one team win because it was such a great game. Both schools played well and in those types of games you can't really lose because both teams gain so much."
The action in the
"I thought right out from the
"I was real impressed with the win. They beat a really good school, but I kind of saw it coming. When I went up to their school they really had things together."
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