Since the commitment of Ben Bryant in December, Wisconsin has continued to recruit other quarterbacks in the 2018 cycle. One of the recruits being heavily targeted is Jacksonville (FL) Providence three-star Carter Bradley, who was offered by Wisconsin in January and visited for the school’s annual spring game Friday.
"It was awesome!!" Bradley told BadgerNation. "Great to get back up there and see the coaches and players!"
The staff’s pursuit of Bradley has been aggressive, especially considering Wisconsin has a location and family advantage over other programs vying for Bradley’s commitment.
“Growing up in the Midwest and having family in Wisconsin, all they talked about was the Badgers and the tradition,” Bradley said. “Really hearing about it is one thing but going to experience it is another, and that’s why I wanted to head up here.”
The son of Gus Bradley, the former Jaguars head coach and current defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers, Carter puts plenty of stock in the relationship with a coaching staff. Getting a chance to develop connections with head coach Paul Chryst and the offensive staff, Bradley has bought into the staff’s vision.
“The coaching staff is phenomenal,” he said. “They have done a great job with keeping in contact with me and I’m very comfortable with this staff … They are going to keep recruiting me hard. Really they aren’t going to stop unless I tell them no. This staff tells me to just keep working and doing my thing. They have been a good influence on me.”
Holding other Power Five conference offers from Indiana, Louisville and Pittsburgh, Bradley sees an ideal fit in Wisconsin’s offense.
“I was very excited about the offer, but this one meant a little more to me,” Bradley said. “With my family there, they could have the ability to come and watch me play. Also I feel like Wisconsin really fits me.
After experiencing a dose of Wisconsin’s game-day atmosphere, have the Badgers solidified its place with the 6-3 prospect?
“Wisconsin is a school what I will definitely keep in mind through this spring,” said Bradley. “I could have great growth if I went to Wisconsin, which I’m very excited about.”