Timothy Brady Jr. helped his Friendship Collegiate team to a 12-6 win in its opener of Cincinnati (OH) Taft. As evidenced by the high standards set at his program—even a win over a tough team like that on the road, Brady still found fault with some things.
"I had a great experience, and it was great to go out with my team," Brady said. "We did the best we could, but we came out a little rusty. We came out in the beginning and did really well; went up 12-0 at halftime. It ended terribly. We were very lackadaisical. That wasn't a great game for us. We had 18 penalties for 150 yards."
Friendship Collegiate has since responded with wins over Mt. St. Joseph (18-13) and Georgetown Prep (22-16) in what is one of the nation's more challenging schedules.
"Practice was rough (after the first game)," Brady added. "We fixed our mental breakdowns."
As for recruiting, Brady has started to hear from several schools including Maryland, Clemson, South Carolina and West Virginia. With some games on Saturday's, it's tough to make it to a lot of games for unofficial visits. He does have a few in mind.
"I had planned on going to the Temple-Penn State," Brady said. "West Virginia, I talked to them. I told them I'll be going to one of their games on one of the weekends; I just have to let them know. I'm just focused on school and my season."
Maryland--who is heavily recruiting teammates Eddie Goldman and Jalen Tabor--has also made Brady feel welcome.
I told (offensive coordinator Gary) Crowton I'm going to two or three games," Brady added. "I just haven't decided which ones yet."