Junior to Watch: Mark Bradford
School: Los Angeles-Fremont(CA)
Size and Speed: Mark stands 6-2, weighs 190 and runs the 40 in 4.5
Statistics: Mark caught 56 passes as a sophomore and 75 receptions as a junior.
Honors: All-City and All-Conference for the last two years. Selected All-Area as a junior.
Favorite Schools: No favorites yet, but Mark will be a national recruit.
The Skinny: The State of California looks like it will have an abundance of wide receiver prospects this season and Mark Bradford will rank among the very best. He is an outstanding all-around athlete who was selected State Freshman of the Year in hoops. No worries football fans, Mark is destined for the gridiron.
Every school that has seen Mark in person or on tape says they will offer him a scholie. Tape explains the interest. Mark can jump, run and catch with the best of them. He’s tremendous running the football after the catch, which is another attribute that the D1 schools like about this talented youngster from Los Angeles.
Michigan State, Wisconsin, UCLA, USC and Stanford are just a few major schools that are keeping an eye on Bradford.
Bradford is a great young man and is also a great student as his 3.7 GPA and 960 SAT will testify. Mark isn’t satisfied with his SAT score and will take the test again.
“Mark has no flaws,” said Fremont head coach Mike Duffy. “He’s a once in a lifetime type of young man. Mark is just as good off the field as he is on. He is a coach’s dream, he’s so coachable,” added Duffy.
Like we stated earlier, Mark is a super athlete. Bradfor won took City in the triple jump, long jump and high jump as a sophomore. This year Mark will strictly participate in sprinting events to help improve his overall speed. Most feel that Mark will run in the low 4.4’s when he concentrates on his running technique.
Mark has all the intangibles for greatness; he has the work ethic that separates the good players from the great. He runs sharp crisp routes and shows no fear. Mark has the talent to take his game to Sundays one day. He projects as a WR, but he just as a talented as a safety…