At 6-foot-5, 320-pounds, Muskegon (Mich.) sophomore offensive lineman Anthony Bradford is an imposing figure to line up against. The talented 2019 prospect displays great size and strength but isn’t satisfied with where his game is just yet and continues to sharpen his craft every day.
“I'm an individual who plays with a lot of edge and a chip on my shoulder,” Bradford told The Michigan Insider. “I’ve seen the most growth with my run blocking, pass blocking and my footwork. I've been putting in work since the 8th grade for the chance to play as a Big Red at Hackley Stadium on Fridays under the lights. I've been in the weight room since I was 13,14 years old.”
That hard work and dedication has translated to his recruitment and several early offers. Many schools have stopped by to see him this spring like Bowling Green, Toledo, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State.
One school that has yet to make it by, but someone he’s still very interested in and grew up a fan of, are the Wolverines.
“I love Michigan,” said Bradford. “That’s everyones dream school. I like how its close to home and the atmosphere around the campus and I like the work ethic they have year round. I think Coach Harbaugh has done a wonderful job with the guys and the program too.”
Bradford noted he has been up to Ann Arbor numerous of times before, but hopes to return and possibly camp as well.
“Oh yeah, I definitely will try to come down there,” said Bradford. “I will surely check in about (camping) with my coach.”
While the big in-state lineman has yet to reel in an offer from the Maize and Blue, what would it mean if one were to come?
“It would mean almost the world to me,” said Bradford. “I would be very appreciative. I think it would effect some things like a hard decision between Michigan and Alabama and other colleges. I just hope to have a offer pretty soon.”