Greg Bracey, one of four in-state athletes offered a scholarship by the Badgers, hasn't thought much about going to football camps or taking visits. He's too wrapped up in track, which is his best sport. Bracey, a 6-3, 190-pound receiver from Milwaukee Vincent, has 4.4 speed and ran a 10.4 100, which turned a lot of heads around the Midwest.
But right now, Bracey's focus is track, and that might remain the case through college.
"It's hard to get around to doing anything else other than track, because you have practice during the week and meets on the weekends. It's kind of hard," Bracey said.
He has been offered scholarships by Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northwestern, and he feels there will be more in the coming months. He doesn't have any favorites, including the Badgers, his favorite team growing up.
"When I was younger, I was a Badger fan, but now when I see all these schools coming after me, I could really care less about which team wins this or that," Bracey said.
Bracey said the broadcasting/mass communication programs at each school will be a considerable part of his decision, but the quality of the track programs will play perhaps the biggest role.
But Bracey does not want to be labeled as a typical track athlete playing football. He believes he understands the game and will excel at the college level.
"I know how to get open. I know how to go up and get the ball, and I'm not afraid to go across the middle and get it," Bracey said.
Bracey wants to be respected for his talent on the football field, but he knows it's his speed that has drawn attention his way.
"It happened as early as elementary school," Bracey said. "I was beating fifth-graders when I was in second grade. I didn't pay much attention to it, but as time went on, it became my biggest asset."
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