Recruit Update: Connor Bradford

The 6-5, 270-pound offensive line prospect from Palmdale, Connor Bradford, committed back in June to UCLA when he was relatively unknown. He talks about the additional scholarship offers he's received and his opinion of his commitment to UCLA...

Palmdale (Calif.) offensive lineman Connor Bradford (6-4.5, 270) was a relative unknown when UCLA offered him, and he committed, back in June.

And while Bradford said he remains committed to the Bruins, the recent removal of Karl Dorrell as head coach has him rethinking what was becoming somewhat of a shaky verbal regardless.

"I am still committed to UCLA, but I fully plan to take all five of my official visits," said Bradford. "I will be taking my first official visit this next weekend to UCLA. The coaches said they would like all of the commits to take their trip that weekend, so I will be visiting."

Bradford said he knows of at least two other schools he will be visiting and the other could be filled in later. "Cal has really come on strong and they have offered me so I plan to take a visit there sometime in January," said Bradford. "Washington State has also offered me and was recruiting me heavily, but I don't know who their coach is going to be."

Bradford said several other Pac-10 schools, plus Utah, San Diego State and Nevada, have also been keeping tabs on him, the latter three having previously offered.

"I guess you can say I'm waiting to see what happens at UCLA before I make a final decision," said Bradford. "Coach (Bob) Connelly is the coach recruiting me and he was who offered me so I would like to see if he will be back. I have talked with Coach (DeWayne) Walker some too and if he comes back, that would be nice."

Bradford indicated that he may not have a final decision, even if UCLA retains certain coaches, until after he's taken all five of his official visits.

"I will for sure be taking my trips just so I can see what all of my options are before I decide," said Bradford.

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