The college schedule kicks off this weekend, and that is prompting top prospects to start lining up their official visits for fall game weekends. Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) three-star safety Bam Bradley has settled on two of his official visits destinations.
"I am visiting Penn State next weekend when they play Alabama. That's going to be an official," Bradley said. "The Stanford official is going to be Oct. 1 when they play UCLA. Those are the only two right now I have set up."
Bradley is already preparing for his first official visit to Penn State the weekend of Sept. 10, and expects an exciting atmosphere in State College.
"I'm pretty excited to get up there and see it," Bradley said. "My cousin used to play for the University of Cincinnati and they played at Happy Valley. He told me that white-out is something to see. I know they have one of the biggest stadiums in the nation. This is going to be an exciting game and I'm ready for it."
With two official visits set, Bradley is working to get his remaining three trips settled as well and has a few teams in mind for those open slots.
"I haven't set up one with Arizona yet, but I plan on it," Bradley said. "I'm not quite sure where else I'm going to take my officials. I'm not sure if I want to make an official to Michigan or Michigan State - those are some schools that are still in there. Vanderbilt, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee… there are still some schools that are in the mix, I'm just not sure where I want to take my officials yet.
"I didn't plan on taking an official to Ohio State or Pittsburgh because I have been to those places a number of times. I have already seen everything at both of those places."
Ohio State offered Bradley in July and is the most recent school to add their name to his list. Bradley's connections to Pittsburgh run deep because his older brother is a true freshman for the Panthers this fall. Both are expected to be strong contenders for the three-star safety, but with all five official visits expected to be taken there is still a lot of recruiting yet to be done with Bradley.