Mansfield (Texas) Summitt cornerback Loyd Bradley did not go out looking to join a service academy but a service academy found him. With offers from Army and Air Force, Bradley has decided to head to Colorado Springs to join the Air Force.
"I went ahead and committed to the Air Force Academy," Bradley said. "It happened back in June. It was probably like the end of June. What made me make that decision was that I couldn't find anybody better to offer me."
Air Force was not a program that Bradley thought he would be considering early in the process but his experience at an Air Force camp opened his eyes to the opportunities there.
"I actually really didn't have Air Force in mind," he said. "They actually came on to me. Of course I was thinking about Baylor and Rice and other programs in the area."
After working out at the camp in Colorado Springs, Bradley picked up his scholarship offer and committed soon thereafter.
"They offered me after I went to their camp and they saw me working at cornerback because I play safety for my school," he said. "Being from Texas, I love the climate there. It's much easier to breath. The humidity isn't as bad. It was a great opportunity for me as an athlete."
Despite the commitment, Bradley will be listening to other schools if other opportunities arise.
"I'm still showing interest in everybody," he said. "I would love to see anyone else come and offer. I would love to be able to tell your grandkids down the road, I got offered by them."
Friday, Summitt has its first scrimmage as the team gears up for its 2008 season.