Posted by Bryan Fischer
After a good week of practice and an even better game against some of the top players in the country, Trotwood (Ohio) safety Bam Bradley had a chance to reflect on being part of the first class of top recruits to play in the Semper Fi All-American game on national television and, no surprise, the humble but hard-hitting player was happy to be part of the experience.
"It says something about the players," Bradley said. "Being the inaugural game, I'm sure they picked this very selectively. It was a great game and had some of the best athletes in it. It meant a lot.
"Practice was really good even though it was an all-star game. It was all about getting yourself better and making plays on a national stage. It was a lot of fun."
The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder is one of the top defensive players in the Midwest who has yet to make a verbal commitment. With just three weeks left until Signing Day, he was planning on committing in Phoenix during the all-star game but didn't feel like he had the decision set yet.
"My mom and coaches still have to sit down and talk," he said. "We have to decide what is what. I was supposed to commit at the game but my mom didn't want me to, she wanted to talk to me when I got home."
Four schools are currently in the running for his eventual signature.
"Michigan State, Ohio State, Stanford and Pittsburgh," he said. "You can get a great education from all of them and get to play good football. It will be where my heart tells me to go."
The All-American is rated by Maxpreps as the 17th best safety in the country and figures to be a great grab by any of the four programs in the running for his commitment.