McAllen (Texas) Memorial running back Bradley Stephens was and still remains one of the most highly recruited players in the state of Texas. The 5-foot-10, 198-pound running back committed to Texas A&M in late February, and the pledge remains strong, but it hasn't stopped other national programs from recruiting him.
And another national program stepped up on Monday.
"Bradley got an offer letter today from Notre Dame," Craig Stephens, Bradley's father said.
"It came in the mail today. A&M is still the school he's committed to but it's always nice to get an offer from a school like Notre Dame."
Stephens also has offers from teams like Georgia Tech, Houston, Iowa State, Nebraska and Oklahoma State. After rushing for 2,663 and 35 touchdowns as a junior, he earned all-area, all-district and all-state honors. He is also expected to be named to the Dave Campbell's Texas Football Super Team.
In a recent interview Stephens said he's still a solid A&M commitment.
"I'm solid to Texas A&M," Stephens said.
"I talked to one of the assistants at Nebraska, the running backs coach at Iowa State and I also talked to Dick Tressel, the running backs coach at Ohio State, They told me that they heard some rumors that I might be soft.
"I told them I was solid to Texas A&M. Basically all three respected my commitment. They were real nice. They just wanted to see how I was doing and see where I stood."