Bradford Takes Unofficial Visit

Colton (Calif.) High linebacker Allen Bradford, one of the elite Class of 2006 defensive prospects nationally, took an unofficial trip to UCLA this weekend. He talks about his visit to Westwood.

Colton (Calif.) High linebacker Allen Bradford (6-0, 225), spent Saturday on an unofficial trip to UCLA.

"It was cool. I got to meet every single coach and I took a tour of the campus with the coaches and a guide. It was my first time seeing the school like that. I was at a spring practice, but this was my first chance to tour the school. And we still didn't get to see it all," said Bradford.

Amongst the highlights of the trip were his visit to the Acosta Center and the improved weight room.

"We saw certain parts of the school, but the weight room was real cool. I got to meet Doc (Kreis). He's real intense. He has a certain vibe. He's just a cool guy," Bradford said.

Also showing Bradford around were running back Chris Markey, linebacker Fred Holmes and fullback Michael Pitre.

"Those guys were all real cool. They showed us around and talked a lot about the program with us," said Bradford.

Bradford said he is still wide open in his recruitment, and won't make a decision until at least he's taken his five trips, but did say that UCLA had a lot to offer him.

"The coaches said I have a great chance to come in right away and play and contribute. I could even start as a freshman. The coaches were really good guys. Coach (Karl) Dorrell is a real nice man. He answered every question we had and always took the time for us. Coach (Eric) Bieniemy is real firm. He is a lot like Coach Dorrell. He makes you feel comfortable and explains the whole process so you don't have so much stress. He's like a player," Bradford said.

After attending a handful of combines and camps in the spring, Bradford said he will not attend any camps in the summer.

"I'm not going to any camps. With 7-on-7 and passing leagues, I'll just be working out with my team instead. We may take a trip to Washington in July but for now, that's all we have planned."

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