Hamilton Prospects Adele Givens, Masio Bradford

Defensive back Brandon Underwood is getting plenty of attention, but he isn't the only Division I-A prospect on the Hamilton Big Blue. Two others are RB Adele Givens and DL/OL Masio Bradford, and we take a look at them today.

"If I had to compare Adele's game to another player, I would say he reminds me of Marshall Faulk," says Hamilton Head Football Coach Eric Gillespie. For Hamilton RB Adele Givens, this is first-rate company to be associated with.

"Adele can do it all," Coach Gillespie further explains, "He is explosive, strong, has excellent speed, he blocks, has good hands, is really tough to bring down, and goes hard every down."

Adele Givens is a Marshall Faulk type player because he possesses the ability to catch the ball. Hamilton is a spread offense team and Givens was the leading receiver for Hamilton last season out of the backfield. He is also an inside/outside player who can be dangerous with his cutting ability mixed with his speed.

Givens has an offer from Cincinnati and is drawing interest from Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Indiana, North Carolina State, and Florida and will camp at most of these schools this summer including Purdue, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Although Givens has not decided on an area of study yet, he is excited to have the opportunity to not only play college football, but to earn an education.

On the other side of the football for the Hamilton Big Blue is DT prospect Masio Bradford. At 6'5", 280 pounds, Bradford is gaining a lot of interest from major Division I programs despite only starting one season for Hamilton.

He is being recruited as a DT, but as Coach Gillespie explains, "The insurance policy with him is he could be on the offensive line, and we might have him play there some this season." Several schools contending for his talent include Indiana, West Virginia, NC State, and Michigan State.

"Masio has really good feet, blocks well, runs well to the ball, and has a good work ethic," describes Coach Gillespie, "the more experience he gets, the better player he will become. He just needs to tap his ability."

Coach Gillespie says that both of these players are handling the recruitment process well. They are open-minded, respectful, and excited. He tells them, "There is no such thing as a bad school, bad scholarship, or bad offer. They just need to determine the program that is the best fit."

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