One of the best wide receiver on the west coast this season is Mark Bradford (6-1, 185, 4.41) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont. Bradford saw his stock soar with an outstanding performance at the prestigious Beyond 2000 camp.
This talented young man was being compared to Rivals five-star athlete Steve Smith (6-1, 190, 4.41) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft.
“I learned a lot of technique in the camp,” Bradford said.
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Bradford is one of the best two-sport stars in the Golden State. Not only is he a standout on the gridiron but he is an outstanding basketball player too.
“I want to play both sports in college,” Bradford said.
Bradford, in addition to being one of the best wide receivers this state has to offer, he’s also an excellent combo guard.
Bradford will be able to help a team on the hardwood as both a one and a two guard. His hoops talents have been known for sometime. Bradford was named the State of California Freshman of the Year in hoops.
Bradford has a slew of offers from quality schools like UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Washington, USC, ASU, Arizona, LSU, CSU, Colorado and Michigan State.
Bradford has a pending offer from Notre Dame.
"I am very open regarding schools at this time."
What is this talented player looking for in a school?
“I want a good fit, a comfortable setting, and a good conference,” Bradford said.
Bradford has been busy answering the phone since September 1 and has heard from the likes of the Bruins, Stanford, Cal, Washington, Arizona, LSU, CSU, Colorado, Michigan State and Notre Dame.
The scouting report on Bradford is he is very competitive and aggressive. He takes care of the details and does a lot of little things well. Bradford also runs superb routes.
LSU, Stanford and Washington look to be in line for visits.
“LSU has been recruiting me early in my career,” Bradford said. “I like the program and they play in a big time conference.”
“At Stanford I can get a great education and I like the new head coach,” Bradford said. “I like their offense. It has four and five wide receiver sets and they love to throw the ball.”
“With Washington I had an early connection with (assistant coach) Bob Kennedy,” Bradford said. “I like their system and they throw the ball around.”
Bradford will probably take two visits during the season and his last three after the season is over.
What about the two local schools?
“Actually I like both local schools (UCLA & USC) a lot,” Bradford said. “They are both close to home and my family and friends will be able to come and see me play. I’m leaning at this time to taking unofficial visits to both UCLA and USC. Both schools are very much in the running.”
“One thing I like about the schools that are recruiting me is I can get a great education at any of the schools.”
Whoever signs this talented young man will be getting a great athlete but even a better person…