Bradford's Hard Work Paying Off

Splendora, TX runningback Jay Bradford already has four offers on the table. Where does TCU stand?

Splendora, TX runningback Jay Bradford put forth goals in the seventh grade to one day have the chance to play big time college football.

It wouldn't be easy coming from the tiny Texas town with a population of less than 2,000, to get a ton of notice. However, he's done just that. And he's still got two years to play high school ball.

Bradford burst onto the scene as a sophomore rushing for over 1,300 yards. As good as he was on the gridiron he was equally impressive on the track, bringing home class 3A state titles in the 100-meter (10.49) and long jump (23-11.5).

After his exploits on the track and strong camp performances, it didn't take long for programs from the Lone Star state to start offering.

It started with a 4.28 at Texas A&M, which the Aggies offered shortly thereafter. A 4.32 at Texas was enough to garner an offer from the Longhorns. Baylor and Texas Tech followed soon with offers while programs such as TCU showed strong interest for the 2015 prospect.

Despite the early attention he's received, Bradford remains humble about the process and knows he still has plenty of things to improve on to become a complete player.

"It's good knowing because I've worked so hard since the seventh grade and now people are coming up noticing me from Splendora, a little small town, it's amazing," he said of the attention he's received. "Then again, I have to keep my head right about it."

At 5-foot-10, 190-pounds with legit 4.3 speed, one wouldn't think Bradford has a lot to improve on to be a complete runningback. But, in his opinion there is.

"I think my best strength is my vision and my speed in the open field," he said. "I need to work on my cutting ability."

With two gold-medals to his credit on the track, has Bradford considered doing both sports in college?

"I've thought about it but I'm leaning more towards football because I love football more than track," he said.

Bradford has made camp visits to Baylor, A&M and Texas this summer but has spent the past month focusing on time with his family. TCU has their last camp of the summer on July 19th and Bradford hasn't ruled out visiting Ft. Worth if he has time.

Although TCU hasn't offered, he saw them at his school a couple of times in the spring.

"I saw them during two-a-days during the second semester but that's I really heard about them," Bradford said. "They can't call me right now but I really haven't gotten any mail from them."

Bradford admits he doesn't know much about TCU's program, aside from watching them defeat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl a couple of seasons ago.

"I haven't really kept up with them, but a couple of years back they won a big bowl because I watched that game," Bradford said. "That's what I know about them."

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