Bradford playing waiting game

Mark Bradford is a 6-1, 185-pound athlete from Los Angeles, California, and when it comes to players that excel at both football and basketball they don't come any better than Mark. He caught 75 balls for 1,104 yards and 10 touchdowns and also rushed for 258 yards on 28 carries to earn 1st team All-League and All-City honors. He was named 1st team All-City in basketball last season as well.

"I'm just playing in a couple of passing leagues, working out and getting ready for the season," Bradford told Dawgman.com. "I'm not doing too much with basketball. I've only played in one tournament this year." But the question remains - if Mark had to pick up a football or a basketball, which one would it be? "I'd pick up both of them," he said with a laugh.

Schools aren't minding Bradford's fascination with two sports. "I'm being recruited more for football right now, but most colleges are saying I could play both sports," he said. USC, UNLV, Boise State, Washington and Utah are the main schools pursuing Mark for both, and Washington, Stanford and USC are recruiting him the hardest right now.

Rick Neuheisel and Bobby Kennedy are recruiting Bradford for the Huskies. He has not talked to anybody in person on the hoops staff yet. "He called me in May," Mark said of his conversation with Neuheisel. "He said he's definitely recruiting me and that he wanted me to try and come down to their camp. They want to meet me. They said I have a chance to come down there to play."

He's unsure about which official trips he will be taking right now, but knows he'll be taking them before any decision is made. While he's not naming any leaders, Washington looks to be in good shape going into the fall for this coveted athlete. "They are definitely one of my top schools right now," he said.

It helps that he's got friends on both the football team and basketball team. He knows Shelton Sampson and Bobby Jones. "I played with Shelton's brother (Shelvion Williams) in high school," Mark said. "I know Bobby through the AAU league. He's a great player, very athletic."

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