Small School Player of the Year Commits

St. Johns' Shad Bride commits and will sign tomorrow

Arizona's small school player of the year has declared that he will stay local and play his college ball at Northern Arizona.

Running back Shad Bride from St. Johns High tells 24-7, "I just committed to NAU. I have been there a few times and each time I enjoyed the campus more and more. The coaches are really cool and seem to be focused not only on football but on each player as an individual."

He adds, "Both of my parents went there and they both enjoyed it. Plus it is pretty clse to home yet far enough away to enjoy the college experience."

Bride (5-11 190) rushed for 2,570 yards and 42 touchdowns, leading the entire state of Arizona in rushing.

He also had an offer from Adams State.

Bride finsihes by stating, "In the end I just went with my instinct and I think it's a good choice."

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