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'12 OH S Bam Bradley (Signed to Pitt)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Trotwood-Madison H.S. (Trotwood, OH)

    Ht: 6-foot-1
    Wt: 195 lbs
    40: 4.5 secs

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.6rr; #41 S
    Scout rating: 3*; #35 S
    ESPN rating: 3*-76 grade; #43 S
    247s rating: 3*-88 rating; #28 S

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, Northwestern, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Ball State, Bowling Green, Ohio
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Scouting Ohio profile: http://www.scoutingohio.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=1620

    The Ringer profile: http://www.theringer.com/Football2012/Recruiting/77?player=Bam-Bradley

    More from The Ringer: http://www.theringer.com/Article/News/59?title=Scouting:-2012-S-George-%22Bam%22-Bradley

    Strengths
    - Great frame for a strong safety. Some worry he’ll outgrow it and have to develop into an OLB but he should be fine.
    - Big hitter, big hitter, big hitter. He’s an identity type player in the secondary who can drop the hammer with intimidating hits and takes solid angles.
    - Smart kid (near 4.0 GPA) who plays the same way. Diagnoses and reads well and reacts quickly.
    - Good form tackler, wraps up well. Anytime you have a young secondary recruit who already knows how to form tackle you’re a step ahead of the game.

    Weaknesses
    - Initial burst leaves something to be desired but that can partially be contributed to his next weakness of….
    - Getting up too high in his stance, which makes it harder to a) get burst, and b) form quick short chops in footwork.

    You have to really like Bam’s instincts and that speaks well of his future success at the next level. A safety with that size and instincts, a sound tackler who is comfortable in both the run and pass is going to be a big time recruit. Should be a prospect that can come in and player earlier than later. The weaknesses we see are nothing that can’t be corrected with solid coaching and a willing learner, which Bradley is. A very well-balanced safety with a big hitting persona, Bam is expected to be a major recruit who makes an early impact in college, at worst on special teams as a freshman.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;efjebClY1O4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efjebClY1O4[/video]
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    AZ had him as a visitor for the Spring Game / Junior Day.

    Trotwood has been a high school that CU has recruited pretty heavily the past several years.

    :thumbsup:
     
  5. BehindEnemyLines

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    We got a chance here?


    Hope so. I kinda like these OH players.
     
  6. Buffnik

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    AZ has now retracted. Bam did not visit.
     
  7. Darth Snow

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    :lol: someone gave AZ some seriously bad info.
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Apparently, it was from a list that included both visitors and top targets to follow up with for the day. So it would seem that we are recruiting all the mis-reported visitors.
     
  9. absinthe

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    Nothing on the cuts until after CU posted it, and then this?

    Did he piss off his source?
     
  10. zbuff

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    Methinks AZ is FOS.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Nah. AZ's got some great sources. In this case, he got a list of recruits for the weekend but it didn't differentiate between the visitor check-in and top guys who were owed a contact. AZ and his source assumed they were all visitors and he has had to back track.

    He may have been off on visitors, but we did get some bona fide additions to the CU recruiting board.
     
  12. ThndringHerd

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    The footspeed, angles to the ball, and ability to get rid of blockers is exactly what you want to see from a D-1 safety prospect. Methinks 3*** might be selling him short. Does hesitate just a hair from standing too upright. Fixable.

    Would love to see him in Boulder.
     
  13. zbuff

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    I only see what is reprinted here, and it's not like I've kept count, but he seems pretty hit and miss over the years, like he never met a "scoop" he didn't like.
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

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    A safety by the name of ................. B A M !!!!





    gotta have!





    Seriously, I've heard (can't recall where) that S is a difficult position to predict from hs to college. However, in this guy's case, if the worst thing that happens is that he keeps growing and becomes an OLB, it's still a win. Speed, athleticism, big hits, and solid tackling -- this guy is a defensive game changer.
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I wouldn't argue with you. That's kind of the nature of his "scoop". It's not like newspaper reporting. More like the gossip column.
     
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    When the coach of the team says there will be 26 or 27 recruits on campus but then BuffScoop obtains a "list" of 44 players you would think that AZ would have seen that as a red flag. Maybe he should take down that quote on his website about everything being "dead-on accurate."
     
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    How about just changing it to "dead on arrival"? :lol:
     
  18. Buffnik

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    AZ via Twitter:

    Ohio Safety Bam Bradley is cousins with CU LB, Doug Rippy. The Buffs have offered him. buffscoop.com/recruiting/ohi… via @buffscoop #cubuffs #buffs
     
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    Man Rippy is related to everyone
     
  20. Darth Snow

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    Any defensive player named "bam" = WIN. Must get imho.
     
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    Looks like a punisher. Win. Let's recruit the whole extended family.
     
  22. sackman

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    Very interesting offer list with two notable schools conspicuous by their absence - Ohio State and Michigan. Not sure what to make of that. He has offers from all over the place.
     
  23. MtnBuff

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    Could be a positive, he may have told both of them not to bother because he wants to leave the area. He may also have offers from them and is simply not reporting them or as you imply they may have for some reason decided to pass on him at the moment.

    Nationally Michigan and Ohio State are still considered power programs but he is right in the middle of them. His entire HS career Michigan has been bad and now the Ohio State program seems to be bent on self-destruction. He may have decided that he doesn't want any part of either.
     
  24. Buffnik

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    With OSU, it's likely that they're in contact and kicking the tires before offering. They usually play things that way. Not as big on early offers as other programs.
     
  25. Buffnik

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    Stanford visit set up. Didn't mention us in a recent interview among the schools that are recruiting him the hardest. Pittsburgh could be the one to beat, because his brother goes there.

    http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1085498.html
     
  26. ThndringHerd

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    Has all the physical tools. Keep hoping to click on the "what's new" button in the forums, and see a commit from this guy. Guess I'll have to wait a little longer.
     

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