Springfield coach comments on Bradley commitment

<b>DeMarcus Bradley</b>, a 6-2, 255 defensive lineman / tight end from Springfield (Tenn.) High School, has become Vanderbilt's eighth football commitment. Head Coach <b>Jon Offutt</b> talks about his star player.

Vanderbilt has added another commitment from within the state borders, and Demarcus Bradley of Springfield High School will be looking forward to continuing his playing career with the Commodores.

"Yes, he made a commitment to Vanderbilt," said Head Coach Jon Offutt. "He's a very strong, very athletic player. He finished second in the state in the shot put. He is a good student, and he is very conscientious about his grades."

Springfield struggled this season to a 1-9 record, but it wasn't for a lack of effort by Bradley.

"He's been starting since he was a sophomore, and he was a big reason why Springfield made the state playoffs two years in a row," said Offutt. "We had eight freshmen or sophomores on both sides of the ball this season, and teams were able to just run away from him. Our quarterback got hurt in the first game, and Bradley is such a good athlete that he played quarterback for us and ran the option in one game."

Vanderbilt was Bradley's first official offer, but Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisville, and Marshall all had been showing heavy interest.

Bradley has made unofficial visits to Vanderbilt for home games vs. Ole Miss and Georgia Tech already this season.

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