Meet Bradley!

Check out Stepping Stones!! TexasPrepInsider goes in depth with some of the top Class of 2009 recruits as you get an early introduction to the big names for next season! Today we talk with Arlington High LB Bradley Onyegbule. If you don't have a premium membership to TexasPrepInsider, you are missing out!!!

In the most highly recruited area of the state, every now and then a big time player still can fly under the radar and this could be the case with Arlington LB Bradley Onyegbule. The 6'0 205 pound senior to be with 4.6 speed has been a mainstay on the Colts defense since his sophomore year.

Bradley, who sports a 270 pound bench press and a 30 inch vertical leap earned first team all 8-5A honors posting over 100 tackles as a junior. "I think my intensity is my biggest strength, along with my ability to come up and fill holes and stop the run," said Onyegbule who is looking to focus on improving his speed and getting better in pass coverage this summer.

Kansas is the early favorite to land the Arlington High linebacker however there are several others showing interested. Those schools include Misissippi, Kansas State, SMU and Nebraska.

This summer Bradley plans on attending mini-camps at both Texas A&M and Oklahoma while also playing in seven on seven action for the Colts. Onyegbule says academics and a chance at early playing time will play key roles in deciding where he lands in addition to campus atmosphere.

The final decision from the Arlington LB likely won't come until after the 2008 season however as Bradley says he's focusing on the upcoming season. "We got placed in a new district with Mansfield and Mansfield Summit, so it's going to be fun to play those guys again. The first thing we need to focus on is trying to win district and then making a playoff run. I think for me I'd like to get all-state and try to get 150 tackles."

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