Bradley serves notice at camp

Derrick Bradley is a 5-9, 175-pound athlete from Mukilteo (Wash.) Kamiak, and Bradley has been hard at work this summer - hard at work trying to find work. Apparently finding a job is something that hasn't come as quickly to him as his 40 time - something he has down pat. In fact, word of Bradley's speed travels almost as fast as he does lately.

"I haven't been doing much, just trying to find a job," Bradley told with a big laugh. "I need to pay for my car payments. It's kind of hard. I've been doing some odd jobs with my brother. Right now I'm babysitting a house."

In between job searches, Derrick took time from his busy schedule to go to Husky camp. "It was fun," he said. "The first day it was like a combine. Running 40's, vertical, bench and everything. Standing long jump. Then we worked through defense and offense."

Bradley still talks about defense the most, even though he has the athleticism to play both ways. "I like defense, coming up and hitting people," he said. "Seeing who is the better man."

Derrick's 4.31 was one of the camp's highlights. Is it any wonder Rick Neuheisel once again extended a scholarship offer? "He extended the offer again," Bradley said with a bit of a chuckle. "I told him I want to keep my options open."

He still laughs whenever he thinks about the offer. "It's just funny because they keep asking me," he said. "I keep telling them I want to check out my options." His other offers are from Washington State, Oregon and Idaho.

Derrick is planning to do some preliminary visiting before going on his official visits. "I think I'm going down to Oregon and Wazzu," he said. "Oregon is sometime in July. I'll be taking my five official visits to different colleges too." He hasn't figured out which schools he plans on visiting yet.

Just talking about the recruiting process is a bit bewildering to Bradley. "I didn't know I was going to be recruited like this," he said, matter-of-factly. "I didn't even know if I was good enough to play corner. With my speed, I was thinking I might play running back."

But he doesn't plan on taking one more minute longer with the process than is deemed absolutely necessary. "I was thinking about doing it before my season starts, so I can concentrate on Kamiak football," he said. Top Stories