Running back Brandon Radcliff is part of a talented squad at Miami (Fla.) Columbus. Playing alongside the likes of Notre Dame signee Anthony Rabasa and talented 2012 defensive back Deon Bush means that numerous schools are familiar with the 5-foot-10, 213-pound back. Recently, two schools went ahead and extended an offer.
"Louisville and Vanderbilt have offered me," Radcliff said. "Vanderbilt offered me about a month ago and then Louisville offered me about three weeks ago. It felt good just to know that I had an offer. I knew I had worked hard to get one. I was just waiting patiently to get one, so when it came I was happy."
The South Florida back talked a bit about the conversation he had with James Franklin and the Commodores staff.
"Vanderbilt was just talking to me about their schemes and how they run the ball," Radcliff said. "They were talking to me about how I fit in with their offense."
As for Louisville, Radcliff is quite familiar with Charlie Strong's Cardinals due to their recent success in Dade and Broward.
"I have been talking with Coach (Clint) Hurtt," Radcliff said. "He talked about how he got Teddy (Bridgewater) and Eli (Rogers) from (Miami) Northwestern as well as Andrew (Johnson) and Gerod (Holliman from Miami Southridge), I actually played with Andrew and Gerod in Pop Warner. He mentioned those guys. He is just trying to get a lot of people from the Miami area and build a good team at Louisville."
In addition to his two offers, Radcliff said he is seeing a significant amount of interest from the likes of Georgia, Miami, Cincinnati, and Florida State. He recently took a Junior Day visit down to Coral Gables in order to check out the Hurricanes.
"Coach (Al) Golden was a straight-up guy," Radcliff said. "He was just talking about what he wants to do with the Miami team. He talked about the new staff. He was just straight-up in talking with us and telling us what he plans to do in years to come to have a good team."
Early on in the process, Radcliff claims no leader.
"It is too early," Radcliff said. "I can't have a leader with just those two offers. The school that I have interest in the most though is probably Alabama."