Recruit to watch: WR Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford, 6'2, 185 pounds, of Los Angeles Fremont is one of the top receiver prospects on the west coast. Already academically qualified, Bradford is the total package with the size, speed (4.4 forty), and athleticism to succeed at the next level.

As a junior, he had 1,104 yards on 75 catches for 10 touchdowns on his way to garnering All-League and All-City honors. "I'm a pretty aggressive player," he said. "I can also be pretty elusive in the open field and I can break the tackles."

"Right now, I'm looking at Colorado, USC, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, Washington, and LSU. They've all offered except for Oregon and LSU. I'm mostly looking at the coaching staffs. Also, the kind of exposure I can get. I'd like to play in a big time conference," he said. "I'm probably going to wait until the end to decide."

The Trojan coaches are among the many that came by Fremont during the May evaluation period and Bradford explained that he has a pretty good relationship with the staff, "Yeah, the coaching staff is pretty cool. Pete Carroll, he seems like a stand-up guy. I also talked to Coach Burns. He seems pretty nice."

Bradford's athletic success goes beyond the football field as he's also a top basketball player and Long Jumper. In fact, he's a good enough basketball player to where there's a chance he might play that sport in college in addition to football, "I'm a shooting guard and point guard. Most of the schools recruiting me say I can play both sports. I plan on giving it a shot. It depends on how I feel, physically," he said. Bradford also noted that he's discussed the possibility of playing both sports with USC basketball assistant coach Kurtis Townsend.

The big receiver attended the Stanford Nike camp in early April, but he has no plans to attend any team camps this summer. Right now, Bradford is spending a lot of time on the basketball court for summer league and he's also been working on his speed for next football season.


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