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Five-star LB to hit road

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Five-star linebacker Allen Bradford (6-0, 225, 4.54) from Colton, Calif., was on the UCLA campus for his second unofficial visit. Not one to believe in his press clippings this talented linebacker has had a very busy summer working out and getting ready for his senior season.
Bradford was able to get valuable face time with the entire UCLA coaching staff on Monday and the Bruin staff left a good impression.
"UCLA was good," Bradford said. "They explained things to me that I didn't know about the school and the program."
"The staff let me know how I would fit in and where I would play if I was to attend UCLA," Bradford said. "UCLA sees me as a Will backer (weak side outside backer) or safety."
"The coaches told me that Will is a tough position to learn but they think I will be able to learn the spot fast," Bradford said. "UCLA let me know there are no guarantees and that I wouldn't be handed position. They told me I would have to earn it and I told them I would be fine with that."
"Coach (Karl) Dorrell said he's not only recruiting me as a player who could help the program but for my character, too," Bradford said. "He (Dorrell) said that UCLA would always be with me and even if I got hurt, they would still there for me."
"Coach Dorrell was real honest with me and to the point," Bradford said. "He didn't say anything negative about any other program."
"All UCLA's coaches are genuine," Bradford said. "They are cool."
Bradford has already begun to narrow things down and his current top ten are and in no particular order. They are UCLA, USC, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Washington, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Georgia and Notre Dame.
When you have as many choices as Bradford, we must remember that favorite schools are subject to change.
Bradford will be hitting the road with his Dad (Keith Bradford), his Uncle (Greg Bradford), his teammate and close friend four-star corner Shareece Wright and another good friend four-star corner Devin Ross will also be on the road trip.
The quintet will be headed to Seattle and will take an unofficial visit to the University of Washington this coming Thursday August 4th.
More than likely, the unofficial visit Washington will be it for this summer as Colton gets in pads on August 18th. If there is time then Bradford will take an unofficial visit to Cal. He has one official visit to Nebraska on September 2nd. He will taking off to Lincoln right after Colton scrimmages on the same day.
The other four official visits will more than likely be away from home and Bradford is going to try to narrow his list down before his senior season.
The two local schools, UCLA and USC told Bradford that he will be able to get tickets for any their home games.
Bradford is a member Rivals.com Rivals100 and of course that also means the Rivals250 team for the class of 2006. He currently ranks as the nation's No. 7 at any position.
Rivals.com rates Bradford as the country's No.1 outside linebacker prospect and he is also a member Rivals.com preseason California Top 100 team and he landed as the Golden State's No. 1 prospect at any position.
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