“I have four older siblings who grew up here and played through Skyline,” Kim said. “It was always my dream to come out here because my brother (Mitchell) - class of 2010, I believe - played football and was on a state championship team. So that’s what I’ve always wanted to strive for.”
2014 was Kim’s breakout season. Not too many sophomores can say that. “Things went really well for me,” he said when asked about last season. “I started out the season fighting for a spot and ended up earning the starting spot on the first game. From there things went well.”
Kim will play safety, receiver and special teams for Skyline Head Coach Mat Taylor. He’s known as someone who never misses a tackle. “I try to be a sure tackler,” Kim said. “I would consider myself a safety valve.”
“Bradley is going to play more on offense this year,” Taylor added when asked about his junior-to-be star. “He’s so important to our defense, though, so we’re going to be careful. Of all the kids I’ve coached, he’s one of the more sure tacklers. He reminds me a lot of (current ASU safety) Jordan Simone. When Jordan was a senior we were voting for an defensive MVP and I think it was the Newport Offensive Coordinator got up and said, why are we voting? We would have had three or four more big plays if it wasn’t for Jordan Simone single-handedly sniffing them out. And Bradley was a lot like that this year.
“I know he really wants to play receiver and maybe even more receiver at the college level but I keep telling him he doesn’t get to make that decision. It’s going to be exciting to watch him. He’s been a very dynamic player. I’ve known his brother (Mitchell) and Bradley for a very long time, so it’ll be fun.”
On the recruiting front, Kim is already generating some attention. Mitchell ended up going to Air Force to play soccer, and the younger Kim has also been hearing from the Falcons.
“I’ve been talking to Air Force for a long time and I started talking to UH (Hawaii) around spring break, April,” Kim said. “I went there for an unofficial visit. I’ve been talking to Wazzu and I’ve been receiving some mail from Oregon. After the Northwest Elite Camp I started talking with Utah a little bit.”
Kim also recently attended Washington’s Rising Stars camp. “I haven’t really talked to (UW) much but my coach (Mat Taylor) said they’ve talked to him about me a little bit,” Kim said of the Huskies.
He will camp at Air Force July 17th and camp at Eastern Washington at the end of June. He’s also juggling basketball camps too during that time.
“Right now I’m a three-sport athlete, so I’m going to try and stick with that as long as I can,” said Kim. “My plan is to actually stick with all three throughout my senior year.”
Kim’s third sport is track, where he competes in all three jumping events.
Kim is currently being recruited as an athlete, and he considers himself an all-around player. “I’ll play wherever anyone needs me,” he said.
Sporting a 3.56 GPA with honors classes, Kim said academics will play a big role in his college decision. He was set on attending The Opening Regional in Eugene recently, but it conflicted with the end of Skyline’s school year.
“Finals were Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and my Dad and I decided it would be better for me to study for finals to make sure my GPA stays where it’s at,” he said.