Bradford Down To Two Schools

Colton (Calif.) linebacker Allen Bradford, the top defensive player on UCLA's recruiting board, talks about his in-home visit with UCLA and his plans for his official visit to Westwood.

The No. 3 linebacker by Scout.com, Allen Bradford of Colton (Calif.) has whittled his list down to schools.

"It's down to USC and UCLA," said Bradford. "They are the hometown schools, I can still come home, watch Colton games and my family can come and watch me play. I'm announcing it on January 7th at the U.S. Army Game."

The decision to narrow it to the Los Angeles schools effectively eliminates California, Oregon and Nebraska, the latter two having received visits from Bradford.

"I cancelled my trip to Cal. Next week I'm going out to UCLA then taking the rest of the time until I leave for San Antonio to think about it. Right now, USC is slightly ahead of UCLA. But UCLA gets my trip next so we'll see where that puts them," said Bradford.

Bradford took his official visit to USC last weekend during their final home game, his third official visit. He hosted linebacker coach Ken Norton on an in-home visit the Monday prior to his trip.

Earlier this week, the UCLA coaches made their visit to the Bradford home.

"It went real well. Coach (Karl) Dorrell came with Coach (Brian) Schneider and Coach (Eric) Bieniemy. They talked about how I could play either linebacker or safety for them," said Bradford.

Having spent a lot of time with the coaches of each school, Bradford said the in-home visits were more for his parent.

"I already know all I need to about UCLA and USC. When they came to my house, it was mostly them talking with my parents. Its been USC calling me on Monday's and UCLA calling me on Thursday's so I've kept in touch with them," Bradford said.

Bradford will follow up his official visit with preparation for the CaliFlorida Bowl being played on December 31st. He'll leave the next day for San Antonio for a week's worth of practices before the All-American Game, and Decision Day.

"I'm just going down there to play a game, and have some fun. It will be a good experience and the school I announce for on January 7th, I'll be 110% committed there and that's where I'm signing," said Bradford.


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