Radley Making the Local Rounds

Lucky Radley, the 5-10, 195-pound athlete from Agoura Hills (Calif.) Agoura, has one Pac-10 scholarship offer so far, but he's been making the rounds at the local Pac-10 schools recently...

Agoura (Calif.) safety/running back Lucky Radley (5-10, 195) has one Pac-10 scholarship offer under his belt, and thanks to some recent conversations with other coaches, could be on the verge of more offers.

"Arizona offered me as an athlete, they offered me officially," said Radley. "Washington State gave me a verbal offer straight as a running back. I've been talking with Oregon and Washington too. Coach (Brent) Pease from Boise State has e-mailed me and I've been e-mailing with Brian Polian from Notre Dame."

Thanks to his proximity to the two Los Angeles schools, Radley has been able to visit both USC and UCLA in the past few weeks unofficially, to meet with the coaches and get a better idea of each program.

Last summer, Radley camped at UCLA for their three-day camp and then later that week went to USC's Rising Stars Camp, so he's had a chance to audition for the UCLA and USC coaches.

But lately, the conversations with both programs have been picking up. "I went to USC's Junior Day on Saturday and it was real good," said Radley. "They want me to come to their Rising Stars Camp again and I expect to do well and get an offer from them."

Two days prior, Radley went to UCLA for a basketball game and a meet-and-greet with the Bruin coaching staff, the second time he's done that this month.

"I talked for a while with Coach (Wayne) Moses and Coach (Chuck) Bullough as well as Coach (Rick) Neuheisel. They said they would be watching my tape a little more and then as a staff they would decide when to offer me. They like me as a safety," said Radley.

Radley said he's not locked into staying in SoCal, should the opportunities present themselves, but he admits the idea of staying close to home is appealing.

"I'd love to play close to home and play for either USC or UCLA," said Radley. "I'm still open to everyone though. I don't have a favorite. I want to go through the whole process. I know some guys who decided too early and then had to think about it later so I want to go through the process and wait until I know for sure. I want to take all my visits anyway, so I won't decide. But if I find I like a place that is the best fit, I may commit."

Radley played linebacker as a sophomore at Crespi, helping the Celts to the CIF-SS Pac-5 finals before moving to Agoura as a junior.

During the 2008 season, he starred at running back for the Chargers, while still playing on defense. He ran for 1,017 yards on 133 carries and scored 16 touchdowns, caught 23 passes for 261 yards and scored three more touchdowns through the air. Defensively, he had 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Even with a good year running the ball, Radley wants to play defense in college. "I think I'll end up at safety," said Radley. "I like running back, but I like to hit."

Next month, Radley will be at the Scout/New Level 7-on-7 Passing Tournament in Las Vegas.

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