While many prospects are still trying to figure out where they will take their visits this fall, three-star running back Ahmad Bradshaw from Bluefield (Va.) Graham High has already completed two trips and is gearing up for another. Rated the No. 7 All-purpose back in the country by Rivals.com, and No. 50 on the Atlantic East Amazing 80, Bradshaw stands 5-foot-10, weighs 185 pounds, and has been timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.5 seconds. Five schools still remain in the mix for his signature.
Bradshaw returned late Sunday night from his second official visit of the season, a trip to Knoxville, Tennessee, to see the Vols. He said everything went well.
“It went good,” he said. “I had a great time. I love their campus. So many people, so much orange...it was wild.” He rated the visit a seven on a scale of one to ten.
He had already visited Virginia Tech and compared the two visits favorably.
“It was also pretty cool,” he explained. “I went with a couple of friends, and I have been there a couple of times. It was about the same.”
So what else is on his agenda? A trip to Virginia on Nov. 28 to see the Cavaliers take on the Hokies of Virginia Tech. He doesn’t have any other official visits scheduled, but plans to return to Tennessee later this season unofficially to see the Vols play Georgia.
The three aforementioned schools, along with Maryland and West Virginia make up Bradshaw’s top five. What makes these schools special?
“UVA has just got a good football program, and they are coming up, and are not too far away,” he commented. “Tennessee is about the same.
“Virginia Tech is really just location, and Maryland, I have a lot of family up there. West Virginia is location, too.”
Bradshaw said he received calls from Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia earlier this month. He has offers from West Virginia and Virginia.
As a junior Bradshaw rushed 224 times for 2,282 yards and 27 touchdowns. Also a receiving threat out of the backfield, he caught 36 passes for 390 yards and three scores. For his efforts he made the all-state, all-region, and all-district teams and was named the Daily Telegraph Player of the Year. He said he currently maintains a qualifying GPA and is very close on his SAT score.