After taking his final official visit to UCLA this past weekend, Colton (Calif.) linebacker Allen Bradford said he's happy and relieved to be done with the recruiting process and will now sit back for the next few weeks before making his decision known publicly at the Army All-American game January 7.
Bradford, 6-0, 220 pounds and the top rated linebacker in the country, has previously visited Nebraska, Oregon and USC before finishing up his visit list this past weekend.
"I had a good time at UCLA, it was cool," Bradford said. "I did the usual stuff, got the campus tour, checked out all the football facilities, talked to the coaches a lot and spent a lot of time with players on the team. Michael Pitre was my host and he was really cool. All the players were who I met and I got along great with everyone.
"I had a chance to watch the team practice and the team was pretty spirited and fired up. There was a lot of good natured trash talking going on and there even a couple of fights breaking out. UCLA is a good school and they have a lot of good things going for them right now.
"I had narrowed my choices down to USC and UCLA before the visit and that's where things are at right now. I have a pretty good idea of where I'm going but I'm still going to take these next couple of weeks to think everything over. Both schools are great and I know I can't go wrong with either of them. My family all really like UCLA a lot but this is going to be my decision and I'm just going to do what I think is best for me.
"Right now, I'm just working out hard and getting ready for these all-star games coming up. I'm playing in the CaliFlorida Bowl and the Army game and I'm looking forward to both of them. With all my trips and home visits out of the way, I'm pretty relieved right now and I can just relax a little and take a step back from everything before making my decision at the Army game."