Bradford has two in mind

Mark Bradford is a 6-2, 185-pound receiver prospect from Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont and Bradford is looking high and low when it comes to where he'll play his college ball. But the Northwest and Southeast? While they may be on opposite sides of the United States, there are two schools right now in both regions that have one thing in common - Mark Bradford has them as his current leaders.

"It's going well right now," Bradford told about his season with Fremont. "We just have to keep focused, keep winning so we can win the championship." He has 15 catches so far. "I played a little defense in one game, but right now it's strictly offense for the rest of the season."

An accomplished basketball player too, any thoughts about playing hoops are quickly erased for Mark when the pigskin around. "Not right now," he said. "We're getting into the grit of the season, so I'll wait until the season is over before I change my mentality. Right now I'm focused on football."

Washington, LSU, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Notre Dame and Michigan State are the schools that have been calling Bradford the most lately, and not just for football. "Most of the basketball coaches said I can play but they aren't going to offer because I'm going to be playing for the football team too," Mark said. He did mention that Lorenzo Romar is one of the Head Coaches he hasn't spoken to yet. All of the above schools have offered.

Official trips will be set up to Oregon, Michigan State and LSU, with the other two picked out of a list that includes Washington, Stanford and Notre Dame. Bobby Kennedy is the coach recruiting Bradford for the Huskies. "He's just telling me that he wants me to come down on an official visit," Mark said of his conversations with Washington's Receivers Coach.

At the end of the conversation, Bradford had a nugget that will put a smile on Husky fans' faces far and wide. "If I had to choose today I think I would choose between Washington and LSU," he said.

Here's his quick thoughts on his current leaders.
LSU - "They were one of the first teams to come talk to me and express interest in me."
Washington - "I see a chance for me to come in and contribute to the program early. I see myself fitting into the program and their style of play."

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