Radley Capitalizes On Visits

Agoura Hills, Calif., safety Lucky Radley takes a handful of unofficial visits and ends up with more scholarship ffers. Now he's waiting for more schools from the West Coast to step up with offers of their own...

Agoura Hills (Calif.) Agoura safety Lucky Radley made the most of his trip down to the Carolinas.

In town to watch his brother run in the Junior Olympics, Radley decided to visit a handful of schools.

By the time he returned, he had two new scholarship offers, from the SEC and ACC.

"I thought I'd check out the schools I was interested in while I was down there," said Radley. "First, I checked out Clemson, then South Carolina, then North Carolina and then Wake Forest. South Carolina offered first, then North Carolina offered the next day, Clemson and Wake Forest said I should be receiving offers from them pretty soon."

Radley said that the Gamecocks offered him as a cornerback/safety while the Tar Heels offered him as a running back with the opportunity to play safety.

"Clemson and Wake said they'll probably offer me as a running back too," said Radley.

Radley said the visits were more than he expected.

"At South Carolina, I met with Coach (Steve) Spurrier and he's a great guy, I liked him a lot," said Radley. "Coach Lorenzo Ward was who took me on my tour. At North Carolina, it was Coach (Marcus) Berry (director of player personnel) who I met with. At Clemson, Coach (Andre) Powell was the coach I met with and at Wake Forest it was Coach (Napolean) Sykes and Coach (Steed) Lobotzke. It was an awesome experience for me."

Radley is hopeful that this run from the other side of the country will trigger more offers from out West.

"I believe a lot of schools will start offering now," said Radley. "Washington is pretty close to offering, I believe, as an athlete and I think UCLA is really close too. And I'm still hearing from USC and they want to watch me more this year but I think they could offer me."

Radley said he's planning to take in practices at UCLA and USC in the next couple of weeks before his season begins.

From an official visit standpoint, Radley said he's wide open and not ready to start narrowing down his visit list.

As far as a position is concerned, Radley has a preference for which side of the ball he wants to play.

"I want to play safety," said Radley. "I don't know it naturally like I do running back, but I love it. I just need to know how to play it better. Running back is more natural, but once I get to really know my coverages, it will help a lot."

Radley was a busy person the past spring and summer, taking in what he estimated was 10 camps.

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