Bradford Blowing Up

The wide receiver from Fremont, Mark Bradford, turned in an MVP performance at the Palo Alto Nike Camp last month -- and has seen his recruiting stock soar since then...

Mark Bradford, 6-1, 190, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont, has seen his recruitment pick up since his MVP performance at the Palo Alto Nike Camp last month.

"It's been fun," he said, "Some schools called. And I started to hear from schools that I hadn't before." Bradford wasn't sure about all of the schools that had offered him after the camp, but said he knew that Stanford, UCLA and USC had.

With recruiting attention intensifying, the talented wide receiver said he's even more wide open than he was before. "It's smarter to consider all your options," he said. "It's still really early and I really don't have a favorite. I want to see how it all plays out."

Bradford did gives us two lists, though. The list of schools he said that he's generally interested in is LSU, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Notre Dame, Illinois, Colorado, Oregon, Washington State, and Michigan State. The list of schools he said he'd visit if he had to take his official visits right now would be LSU, Stanford, Notre Dame, Oregon and Colorado. "I wouldn't visit USC or UCLA officially," he said. "Just take unofficials."

With no preference for staying close to home, Bradford did say that is looking for "good academics, a coaching staff, location, surroundings and a good player atmosphere."

Bradford won't be in town for the UCLA one-day camp this weekend since he'll be participating in a passing league in Arizona with Fremont.

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